Facing Eviction, Rentee Torched Home For Insurance Payout

 Wednesday, June 22, 2016


An Independence woman was sentenced to 3 years in prison without parole for an arson and insurance fraud scheme. Tina Shonk was also ordered Tuesday to pay $242,717 in restitution to her victims and $62,364 to the government. Shonk pleaded guilty in January to participating in a conspiracy to commit arson and wire fraud and one count of mail fraud.
Prosecutors say Shonk and another person set fire to a home she was about to be evicted from for past due rent and then made false claims for insurance.
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