3 Men Convicted in Britain of Murder During Insurance Fraud

Article 0 Comments Three men in Britain have been found guilty of murdering five people in an explosion as part of a plot to claim over 300,000 pounds ($380,000) from an insurance policy. Arkan Ali, Hawkar Hassan and Aram Kurd were convicted Friday in Leicester Crown Court. Prosecutors say they […]

Records Show Woman Admitted Setting Iowa Fires for Insurance Money

Article 0 Comments A woman has been accused of setting two fires in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Linn County court records say 48-year-old Carolyn Mittman is charged with two counts of arson. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated Press. Mittman’s next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. […]

Former Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Setting Fire to Apartment in Insurance Scam

Article 0 Comments The former pastor of a Baltimore, Md., church has been sentenced to three years in prison for setting fire to an apartment he rented in Southeast Washington in a plan to collect insurance money. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Thomas L. Chittum […]

Nebraska Dry Cleaning Business Blast and Fire Blamed on Arson

Article 0 Comments Authorities say an arsonist caused an explosion and fire at a dry cleaning business in Omaha, Nebraska. The Nebraska State Fire Marshal Agency said in a news release Wednesday that investigators discovered evidence of tampering with the natural gas system in the Wardrobe Spa building. The blast […]

Delaware Teen Charged in Store Fire That Caused $3M in Damage

Article 0 Comments A Delaware teen is accused of starting a fire at a Family Dollar store that caused an estimated $3 million in damages. Harry Miller with the State Fire Marshal’s Office tells news outlets that the 16-year-old boy was charged Wednesday in connection with Monday’s arson. Miller says […]

Indictment Says Maryland Restaurateur Plotted to Burn Restaurant, Frame Wife

Article 0 Comments Federal prosecutors say a Maryland restaurant owner was under pressure, facing an impending divorce and financial ruin. His solution, they say, was to burn down his restaurant for insurance money, and implicate his soon-to-be ex-wife as a terrorist. The Capital reports a federal indictment unsealed Monday says […]

Pastor Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Washington D.C. Rental Apartment

Article 0 Comments The pastor of a Baltimore, Md., church has pled guilty to setting fire to an apartment he rented in Southeast Washington in a plan to collect insurance money. Jamel Carelock, the pastor of Lead Church, pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to […]

California Family Arson Ring Arraigned in $4M Insurance Fraud Case

Article 0 Comments A California family was arraigned on Thursday on more than 30 counts of fraud and arson. Tyler Chen, 46, and his wife, Kim, 45, were arraigned in the Santa Clara County Superior Court following their arrest on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud and arson for their […]

Sheriff: Arson a Possibility in Deadly Oklahoma Wildfire

Article 0 Comments Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that’s resulted in the death of one person. Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said that one person has been questioned, but not arrested, about a fire that […]

Two Plead Guilty to Insurance Fraud by Arson in West Virginia

Article 0 Comments Two men pled guilty in federal court for their respective roles in a scheme to commit insurance fraud by arson. Dudley Bledsoe, age 63, of Hanover in Wyoming County, West Virginia, and Ricky Dwayne Gleason, age 54, of Peach Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, both pleaded […]