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City man arraigned in fraud, theft case

Lundy allegedly admitted he was on meth at time

An Altoona man facing fraud- and theft-related charges told Altoona police he was on methamphetamine when the crimes allegedly took place, court documents state.

Randall S. Lundy, 35, was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio, regarding a series of fraudulent charges to a customer’s credit card, according to court documents.

In October, the victim told police she hired Lundy in July to work on a house located on the 400 block of Beech Avenue, police reported.

Lundy allegedly told the victim the home’s roof needed to be replaced, and the victim said she gave Lundy her credit card to purchase materials, a criminal complaint stated.

Lundy rented a moving van to haul the building supplies, and later, convinced the victim the porch also needed to be replaced, court documents stated.

After attaching a rope between the porch and the moving van, Lundy allegedly pulled the porch off the house, causing significant damage to the house, police reported.

The victim fired Lundy after the incident, then discovered about $1,700 worth of charges to her credit card and Lowe’s account.

Police reported Lundy claimed in October he had permission to make the additional charges, and said it was to come out of his payment once the work was complete.

Both the victim and her husband denied granting Lundy permission to use their accounts for any purchases other than building materials, court documents stated.

In January, police spoke with Lundy again to advise him about the possibility of charges, and Lundy told police he was using meth at the time of the incident, so he didn’t remember much, a criminal complaint stated.

Lundy was released on a $5,000 unsecured bail, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 2 with DeAntonio, court documents stated.

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