Arson arrest made, insurance money collection scam

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A Vigo County man was in court Friday morning for possibly setting his family’s property on fire.

Officials say a family member of Justin Roacho asked him to set their Tabortown Road home on fire. The person allegedly told him they wanted to collect the $15,000 insurance money.

They then blamed this fire on being an electrical accident from a lamp that had a tattered cord.

But, fire investigators say they discovered Roacho used those spliced wires to set couch stuffing on fire, burning the place to the ground.

Roacho will face an arson charge and will be back in court on Thursday.

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