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Published: Thursday, 7/17/2008

Carey woman guilty of arson and fraud

UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio A Carey, Ohio, woman charged with setting fire to her house to collect insurance money was found guilty Tuesday evening of arson and insurance fraud.

Lisa Gonzales, 41, was convicted on both counts after a two-day jury trial in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court. Judge Kathleen Aubry ordered a presentence investigation.

Gonzales faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine on each count. She set fire to her High Street home in September, then filed a false insurance claim.

An investigator with the state fire marshal s office testified during the trial that the fire originated in a corner of the living room and a bathroom.

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