UPDATE: Three others arrested in gambling investigation

Vanessa Gibbons

Three more arrests have been made in the investigation and execution of search warrants at two area convenience stores by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations earlier this week.

In addition to the arrest of 56-year-old Vanessa Gibbons, Polk County Jail records indicate that 38-year-old Nimishaeben Patel, 43-year-old Bipinchandpa Patel, and 41-year-old Karim Damani were arrested by Cedartown Police on Thursday afternoon on warrants charging them with felony commercial gambling.  All four were jailed and released on bond.

Nimishaben Patel

Gibbons was a clerk at the Chevron gas station at the corner of Main Street and East Avenue.

Newsome says he was contacted last week about the ongoing investigation by the Commercial Gambling Investigations team of the GBI.

Bipinchandpa Patel

The Chevron, along with Chapman’s Shopette on South Main Street were served with search warrants and found to have been participating in illegal gambling with gaming machines licensed for entertainment use only.

Karim Damani