Saturday, January 12, 2013

Facing Foreclosure, Hubby, Wife, Daughter Pinched On Suspicion Of Torching Their Home To Pocket Insurance Proceeds

In Fountain Inn, South Carolina, WSPA-TV Channel 7 reports:

  • A father, mother and their daughter have been arrested after sheriff's deputies say they were involved in a suspicious fire at a home in Fountain Inn.

    The Laurens County Sheriff's Office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Arson Unit investigated the December 14 fire at a home at 13 Hunter Road.

    Robert D. Pike, 64, Yvonne L. Pike, 63, and Yvonne M. Pike, 21, were arrested on Tuesday. LCSO investigators say all three suspects live at that address in Fountain Inn.

    LCSO investigators say the home was in foreclosure and they believe the three set the home on fire to collect insurance money. All three suspects have been released from the Johnson Detention Center on $8,000 bonds.

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