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Augusta couple charged with insurance fraud after torching house

An Augusta couple is accused of setting their home on fire to collect insurance money.Tashima Keneka Gantt, 41, and Mark Andrew Lewis, 48, were booked into the Richmond County jail Wednesday on charges of insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-16/augusta-couple-charged
Trial begins for paralegal accused of stealing nearly $600,000 from local law firm

...money left over after the firm was paid its fee, Solari said.For clients like Billy Reynolds and his family, the insurance money was desperately needed after Reynolds was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. When their truck broke down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-09/trial-begins-paralegal
Murder-for-hire motive often insurance

...time an alleged murder-for-insurance-money plot involved a Fort Gordon...into killing her husband for insurance money. Mrs. Spann, her 18-year-old...received at least $35,000 insurance money, at least $10,000 a year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/18/met_208501.shtml
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Man who hired arsonist convicted of murder

...arson for asking the two men to torch his house for insurance money. Johnny Baker was killed when gas fumes exploded...community of western Cherokee, for $88,000 in insurance money. Hale and the Vassers were charged with felony murder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/19/met_256613.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...Police also charged two other men, Nehemiah James Evans and Odom Bryant, with murder and first-degree burglary. Those charges are pending.Authorities say Locklear conspired with the men to kill her husband and collect insurance money.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-14/across-south-carolina
DDA approves low-interest loan for Broad Street redevelopment

...investment back into downtown."It's a pretty high-profile corner," he said. "You certainly could have taken that insurance money and done something else with it."With Thursday's approval, the city reached its cap on loans issued by the Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-11/dda-approve
Prosecutors could reveal how Georgia soldier's wife died

...to reveal why they believe she was killed by her husband, a young soldier accused by civilian authorities of using insurance money from her death to buy weapons for an anti-government militia group.A military hearing for Pvt. Isaac Aguigui...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-06-29/prosecutors-could-reve
Friend says man admitted to suffocating, strangling and sexually assaulting pregnant wife

...a chance to fight back because she never saw it coming," Lapir said.Civilian prosecutors say Aguigui used the insurance money to buy guns and bomb components for an anti-government militia group he started by recruiting other disgruntled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-24/friend-says-man-admitt
Coroners, families struggle with absence of medical examiner in Augusta

...20 weeks to receive the results of an autopsy in most cases."That presents a big problem for families expecting insurance (money) and paying bills," Bowen said. "They can't do nothing until they get the results."In a recent case, Boose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-29/coroners-families-stru
Trial to open for soldier accused of killing wife

...were homegrown terrorist plots stretching from Georgia to Washington state. They say Aguigui used the $500,000 in insurance money to buy guns and bomb-making components for the group. However, no one connected with the group has been charged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-22/trial-open-soldier-accused-ki