Florida woman accused of swindling $34K from aunt

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A Florida woman is in jail after she allegedly swindled her aunt, who is 83 years old, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

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Toni Marie Gablow, 50, is charged with crimes against a person, swindling fraud, the fraudulent illegal use of credit cards and larceny.

According to a redacted arrest report, Gablow was supposed to assist her aunt in writing out checks as her aunt had lost the ability to write and sign a check due to health issues.

Gablow’s aunt was admitted into a rehabilitation facility to recover from ankle surgery in April 2023, and she returned home in July 2023, the report said.

Gablow’s aunt could not find her bank statements when looking for them, according to the report, which added that Gablow said the statements may have been lost with the other mail.

Gablow allegedly began withdrawing money from her aunt’s bank account, making 17 ATM withdrawals totaling $35,403.50 between April 14, 2023, and July 6, 2023.

Gablow’s aunt told deputies she never allowed Gablow to make withdrawals from her bank account, the report said.

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After months of investigation, Gablow was arrested on Wednesday and jailed at 6:27 p.m.

Her bond totals $100,000.

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