Debt-Ridden Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty To S235K Arson Scam

 Tuesday, February 2, 2016

 US Attorney's Office Western District of Missouri

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., woman pleaded guilty in federal court today to her role in a $235,000 arson and insurance fraud conspiracy. Tina L. Shonk, 35, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to one count of participating in a conspiracy to commit arson and wire fraud, and to one count of mail fraud. By pleading guilty today, Shonk admitted that she led an arson and insurance fraud conspiracy in 2014.
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