Wed., 2:25pm: Warren man sentenced for stealing from elderly woman

WARREN — A man known for doing charitable work was sentenced to 60 days in jail today in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court for stealing from a 93-year-old woman.

Roderick Lewis Jr., 23, Warren, previously pleaded guilty to charges that include theft from an elderly person and misuse of a credit card. He was also placed on probation for four years.

Investigators said Lewis, a former candidate for the Warren City School Board of Education, impersonated a local police officer and used the elderly woman’s credit cards.

Lewis made a name for himself through his charitable work with neighborhood groups in Warren.