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Investigation widens after 9Wants to Know story

6:38 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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PARKER -- Investigators are widening their investigation into a youth baseball coach exposed in a 9Wants to Know investigation for raffling off prizes he didn't own.

An 18th Judicial District Attorney spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday that her office was adding additional resources to the investigation in the form of a financial investigator to assist Parker police.

Parker police cited Kyle Dodd last year with "fraud and deception prohibited," a misdemeanor charge that could carry jail time.

9NEWS aired a story in May of 2012 that showed Dodd having young players from the Parker Bears team sell raffle tickets for some prizes he did not own or have access to.

Dodd has previously denied that he did anything wrong.

In the 9NEWS story, Dodd and some of his players sold raffle tickets outside the King Soopers at Jordan Road and Lincoln Avenue.

Dodd showed pictures of numerous prizes.

9Wants to Know discovered some of the prizes were for sale at Field of Dreams, a local sports memorabilia store, where the manager said he hadn't given anyone permission to raffle off the items.

9Wants to Know's investigation also discovered Dodd had stolen money from a kids' organization in 2003 and put false statements on his Regis Jesuit High School biography page, where he was on the football coaching staff.

Days after the story aired on 9NEWS, Dodd resigned from his position with the Regis Jesuit team and also resigned as coach of the Parker Bears.

Have a comment or tip for investigative reporter Jace Larson? Call him at 303-871-1432 or e-mail him
jace.larson@9news.com

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