Meridian Man Charged For Stealing Money From Vulnerable Person
released on July 25, 2017
found in newsletter: June & July 2017
Today, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest and multi-count indictment of a man charged with two counts of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person.
Roger Lewis, Jr., 64, of Meridian, was arrested Monday in Lauderdale County by investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Lewis is accused of stealing two banking cards from the victim and withdrawing more than $250 from each card for his personal use between November 2016 and January 2017. He was booked into the Lauderdale County Jail without bond.
If convicted of both counts, he faces up to 20 years in prison. A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case is being investigated by Trey Rogers and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Kathy Parker.
Original Press Release