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Groves woman arrested for serial credit card theft, abuse

GROVES — A Groves woman is facing 11 felony charges stemming from credit card theft.
On June 18, Groves investigators received a report alleging credit card abuse, which originated from a burglary in Bridge City. Groves Investigators working in conjunction with Bridge City investigators, were able to obtain surveillance video from several stores in Mid-County.
Investigators were able to identify the white female in the videos as Thelma Kaye Gilbert, 35, of Groves.
Investigators located, and interviewed Gilbert, in which she made a statement regarding multiple burglaries, theft’s and debit card abuses, according to Groves Police Department. Credit cards were allegedly stolen from wallets and purses from multiple churches, and schools throughout southeast Texas.
Gilbert is currently being held at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility pending 11 felony charges including: Theft, burglary of a building, debit card abuse and forgery. Gilbert currently has 20-plus criminal cases pending from the following Police Departments: Groves Police Department, Port Neches Police Dept., Nederland Police Department, Port Arthur Police Department, Bridge City Police Department, and City of Beaumont Police Department.