Women Set South Carolina Home On Fire Two Days In A Row In Insurance Fraud Attempt

 Monday, August 12, 2019


Two local women pleaded guilty on Friday on insurance fraud charges.

Tracie Lee Grice, 48, of Tabor City pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree arson and one count of making false insurance claim to obtain benefits for fire loss.

Heather Beach Massey, 39, of Dillon pleaded guilty to one count of presenting false claim for insurance payment, value $10,000 or more.

Emergency crews responded on Aug. 22, 2018 to Grice’s home in Dillon County to a fire that resulted in smoke damage to her mobile home. The next day, firefighters responded to another, more severe fire at the same property.

The first fire was caused by a pot of cooking oil left on the stove. Authorities said the second fire, curtains were intentionally set on fire by a candle.
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