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Meridian man faces 20 years for stealing from a vulnerable person

courtesy of the office of Attorney General Jim Hood

Roger Lewis, Jr., 64, of Meridian, was arrested Monday in Lauderdale County by investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and charged with two counts of felony exploitation of a vulnerable person.

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.

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