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Former Warren candidate charged with stealing 92-year-old's credit cards

Published: Sat, February 15, 2014 @ 6:20 a.m.


Roderick Lewis Jr., a 24-year-old Warren man charged with charging more than $2,100 on a 92-year-old Howland woman’s credit cards and impersonating a police officer was released after posting $25,000 bond Friday.

Lewis pleaded not guilty Friday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to six felony charges including theft from an elderly person and misuse of credit cards.

Lewis ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Warren Board of Education last year and has been honored for his participation in a number of community projects.

Howland police say the woman lost her purse at Kohl’s Department Store on June 5, then learned that charges of $2,050 had been made on her credit cards before she even got home.


1papa1(641 comments)posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

anyone who would prey on the elderly who have worked their whole lives to save some money is despicable!

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2JS(589 comments)posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Roderick Lewis Jr is a community organizer and was was just using some creative financing to further his endeavors. His standards don't necessarily parallel that of others in society. This case should be watched to see how it plays out in court. No doubt Roderick will tell us that he is the victim for being arrested.

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3samIam(211 comments)posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

"Lovn' it! " this behavior is common place and typical for all elected officials especially school board members. He has proven he is well qualified to handle taxpayer dollars.
I suggest he petitions to run for the Austintown Board next!

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4DACOUNTRYBOY(198 comments)posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Will a judge have his arrest record sealed so it doesn't hinder his running for political office or seeking a job in the private sector?

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5Ianacek(891 comments)posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

There may be an innocent explanation for what's happened , so let's not be too hasty in judging a young man with a good community record & who has been lauded by the Warren mayor among others .

However , I am still wondering about the cost of Roderick providing free food and drink at his campaign launch in August

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6JS(589 comments)posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Who put up the bail money?

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7JoeFromHubbard(985 comments)posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

A community organizer, sealed records etc.

Sounds like presidential material to me.

Think that can't happen?

Look at the last 2 presidential elections.

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