The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of State Fire Marshal today announced the arrest of 23-year-old Brittney Vanhoose for starting a fire in an Okaloosa County barn on December 14, 2013. Farm equipment was burned in the fire, as well as a large quantity of hay.
The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud today announced the arrests of four Pinellas County residents for insurance fraud. The four men are accused of intentionally damaging two tow trucks owned by Jimmy’s Towing and Recovery and fraudulently collecting more than $40,000 in insurance payments.
The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of State Fire Marshal today announced that the Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention has offered a monetary reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a second Panama City area fire. The two fires are not believed to be related.