Andrew Thacker, left, a former Avon resident charged with felony investment fraud and theft, is questioned by Colorado Senior Assistant Attorney General Jason Slothouber on Friday in Eagle.
Kelli Duncan/kduncan@vaildaily.com

In the final day of the trial of Andrew Thacker, a former Avon resident who allegedly cheated a friend out of $259,000, the prosecution attempted to prove to the jury that Thacker displayed a pattern of deceitful behavior to cut through the defense’s assertions that he is a victim himself.

Thacker, who owns a number of businesses in the renewable energy sector, is charged with securities fraud and theft, both class 3 felonies, for an allegedly fraudulent investment he promoted to Edward Koziol in 2015, according to charging documents.

The defense has attempted to prove that Thacker didn’t return Koziol’s money because he was so desperate to fund his ventures in…

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