An Edmonds, Washington lady has pleaded responsible to wire fraud associated to the 2018 fireplace at her enterprise that prosecutors stated she set in an effort to gather insurance coverage cash.
Connie Bigelow, 53, admitted within the plea settlement that she set fireplace to her enterprise, CJN Miniatures & Extra — a dollhouse, collectibles and antiques store, stated Appearing U.S. Lawyer Tessa Gorman.
Bigelow had an insurance coverage coverage that lined as much as $100,000 in lack of property and revenue, Gorman stated. Her enterprise was struggling and fell behind in lease and payments in 2018. She set fireplace below three precious work and filed a declare for the losses, Gorman stated.
Bigelow communicated with the insurance coverage agent by means of e mail as a part of the wire fraud scheme, Gorman stated. She additionally made false statements to legislation enforcement.
Sentencing is scheduled for December 17. She faces as much as 20 years in jail and a $250,000 high quality.