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August 31, 2013

AMVETS fraud, forgery trial date set

TERRE HAUTE — An Oct. 11 hearing date has been set in the ongoing case of a Vigo County building contractor accused in separate cases of home improvement fraud and forgery.

Lyman M. Roberts Jr., 41, appeared briefly in Vigo Superior Court 5 on Friday where Judge Michael Rader set the October court date. Earlier trial dates had been continued.

Roberts has been accused of forging checks on an account held by AMVETS Post 222. He allegedly wrote six checks to himself totaling $1,236.40 between Nov. 9, 2009, and March 1, 2010, and he allegedly signed those checks by forging someone’s signature. Forgery is a class-C felony.

He also faces separate allegations of home improvement fraud involving construction work he was hired to perform for people affected by the 2008 floods in the Wabash Valley.

He allegedly accepted more than $80,000 from the United Way of the Wabash Valley to provide help to families who were unable to repair their homes due to flood or storm damage. In some of those cases, the repair work was either unfinished or never started. Three of the home improvement fraud charges are class-D felonies, while four are class-A misdemeanors.

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