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Two Ridgeland residents arrested for exploitation of a vulnerable person

Netherland and McAlister.....Source: MS Attorney General's Office Netherland and McAlister.....Source: MS Attorney General's Office
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that two Ridgeland residents have been arrested for felony exploitation of a vulnerable person. 

Forty-two year-old Renee Hope Netherland, aka Renee Lester, 42, and 47-year-old Henry Thomas McAlister III were arrested Tuesday by investigators of the Attorney General’s Vulnerable Adult Unit with assistance from the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office following an indictment by a Hinds County grand jury for one count of exploitation of vulnerable adult.

Netherland and McAlister are accused of obtaining a debit card belonging to a patient in a Jackson care facility and using the card to make withdrawals and purchases totaling $250 or more without the consent of the victim, then converting the money to their own use.

The pair was indicted following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office.

The defendants were booked into the Hinds County Jail with no bond set and are awaiting their initial appearance. If convicted, each defendant faces up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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