Insurance Fraud NEWS

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud

Due allegedly sets up crony to take fall for arson in New Mexico

October 13, 2019, San Juan County, NM — Two men from San Juan County are accused of committing arson and insurance fraud while allegedly setting up another man to take the fall.

County sheriff's officials say 54-year-old Patrick Roller and 46-year-old Louis Lawrence allegedly worked together to set a pickup truck on fire and collect insurance money.

Roller is accused of felony counts of false insurance application and solicitation to commit arson and a misdemeanor count of making a false police report.

A criminal complaint shows Lawrence is accused of a felony counts arson, conspiracy to commit arson and tampering with evidence plus a misdemeanor count of illegal dumping.

It's unclear if either man has a lawyer yet.

The Farmington Daily Times reports Roller waived his right to a preliminary hearing while Lawrence's preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday.

Source: The Darien Times

< Back to stories list