This case of a guilty verdict for insurance fraud involves a husband and wife team. The husband is a former police officer and the wife is a special education teacher. Many people may see both as underpaid jobs and this couple decided to add to their income inappropriately. A felony charge was brought against them due to a fire at their home in 2010 and they pleaded guilty. In addition to that, there is a pending arson charge from another fire in 2011.
According to an article in the Finger Lakes Times, the couple was in Ontario County Court where they gave a plea of guilty on the 16th of January to third-degree insurance fraud. A district attorney, R. Michael Tantillo, stated that for one year they will have interim probation and are required to pay restitution of about $12,000 to their insurance company during that year.