Birmingham police officer arrested on insurance fraud charges

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A Birmingham police officer is arrested on allegations of insurance fraud. Officials from Aflac Insurance Company obtained five warrants for first degree theft, against 42-year-old Rowena Gadson.

Police say Gadson turned herself in and posted bond.

Gadson was a 15-year veteran of Birmingham Police Department and was assigned to the detective division. Gadson was fired upon news of the arrest.