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Woman helps burn down Iowa home, earns 12 years

April 13, 2018, Jones County, IA — A woman has been sentenced for insurance fraud involving a house fire in Jones County.

42-year old Beth Galloway of Camanche faces twelve years in federal prison.

Prosecutors say Galloway twice drove a minor to her boyfriend James Plower’s vacant home in Martelle to attempt to set fire to it. Plower eventually deliberately set fire to the house and then collected more than 66-thousand dollars from his insurance company to cover the loss.

Galloway was convicted last month by a jury of mail fraud, using fire to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Along with her twelve year sentence, she was also ordered to make over 150-thousand dollars in restitution.

Plower is serving a 13-year prison term for his part.

Source: KMCH.com

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