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Olin man pleads guilty to fraud and fire felony

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An Olin man is pleading guilty for submitting a fraudulent insurance claim after deliberately setting fire to his vacant home.

50-year-old James Plower was convicted of one count of mail fraud and one count of using fire to commit a federal felony.

Plower admitted to making up a scheme to defraud his insurance company by deliberately setting fire to his vacant home in Martelle, Iowa then submitting a claim in which he said the fire was accidental. 

He also admitted to causing the insurance company to send him a check for over $66,000.

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