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July 16, 2020

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Attorney General Marshall Announces Arrest of Gadsden Woman for Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person for Taking More Than $1 Million

(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest today of a Gadsden woman for financial exploitation of an elderly person. Gina Cook Gilbert, 59, was arrested this morning by agents of the Attorney General’s Office and taken to the Etowah County Jail.

Gilbert is charged with two counts of first-degree financial exploitation of an elderly person for taking property from Patricia Louise Cook Jerome in an amount that exceeds $1,000,000. She was arrested on warrants* brought by agents of the Attorney General’s Office and bail is set at $60,000 cash.

No further information about the investigation or about Gilbert’s alleged crimes other than that stated in the warrants may be released at this time. If convicted, Gilbert faces a maximum penalty of two to 20 years for each of the counts, which are B felonies.

*An arrest warrant is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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