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Huffman captured, more charges filed

The Lexington man wanted in several counties in Missouri for deceiving the elderly and swindling them out of money may need a calendar to keep up with his court dates.
Andrew K. Huffman, 19, is now awaiting court dates in Ray, Platte and Chariton counties after being arrested in Cass County last month. He is currently being held in the Chariton County Jail. Other counties are also lining up. Recently Saline County issued a warrant for Huffman’s arrest, charging him with a Class C felony of theft. In addition, Lafayette County is charging Huffman with a felony charge of deceiving the elderly.
The Lafayette County Prosecutor’s office filed the charges for an incident that happened in Lexington in July, according to the affidavit of probable cause. An 82-year-old woman reported to police that a Larry Huffman agreed to spray her home for termites for $1,500. Huffman asked the woman to write him two separate checks for $700 and $800. He also told the victim not to print his name on the checks because he had a business stamp according to the report.
Huffman then returned to the victim’s house requesting another check be written and told her that she had not correctly filled out the checks and the bank tore them up. The victim then wrote Huffman another check for $1,500 and again did not put his name on the check.
A week later, the victim received her bank statement showing that the three checks she wrote Huffman had been cashed, and that she was overdrawn on her account. According to the report, the first two checks were cashed at Apple Market in Richmond and the third was cashed at the Bank of America in Lexington. A bank employee at Bank of America did positively identify Huffman and said that he was forced to put his thumbprint onto the check.
The victim also said that she did not see Huffman perform any of the work.
Bond in Lafayette County is set at $15,000 with no 10 percent allowed.

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