Former basketball star accused in big money scam

Former basketball star accused in big money scam

BEACHWOOD, OH (WOIO) - A former Beachwood High School basketball star is now facing charges for a big money scam against a mentally challenged woman.

Beachwood police built the case against Rodney Lemons and he was just indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury.

Records show the case starts back in 2010. Lemons charged with theft for stealing tens of thousands of dollars, attempted theft for more than $100,000 and extortion, using a threat against the victim to get more.

The mentally disabled victim is described as an old friend.

Reporter Ed Gallek went to Lemons home several times to get his side of the story, but nobody answered the door. And, the phone number listed comes back to somebody else.

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