INDIANAPOLIS - Two women are accused of setting a home on fire to collect insurance money.
Lanna Brown, 35, and Deborah Willison, 53, were arrested Tuesday night on arson charges.
Police said the women removed personal belongings and arranged for a relative to care for their cats before the home was set on fire.
Damage to their home is valued at $60,000.
Police said the pair did manage to get an initial insurance check for $2,500 from Shelter Insurance.
In the 2012 south side explosion case in Indianapolis, the state will argue that Monserrate Shirley, Mark Ray Leonard and his brother Robert Leonard conspired to set a home on fire to collect more than $300,000 in insurance.
In that case, Monserrate and Mark Leonard lived together in Richmond Hill and removed their valuables and boarded a cat before the fire.
AG won't weigh in on legislative email flap
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has declined to issue an opinion in a battle over access to legislative emails, saying it would require…
Man who baked dog sentenced to 3 years in prison
Joel Clark, a man convicted of baking his friend’s dog to death in an oven, was sentenced Friday to three years in state prison.
DCS caseworker: Job 'impossible' to do
Caseloads at the Indiana Department of Child Services are "unmanageable," and they're putting children's lives at risk…
Ex-Speedway fire chief pleads guilty to theft
Former Speedway fire chief Mark Watson pleaded guilty Thursday to felony theft and official misconduct and has agreed to pay $58,093 in…
Day care shuts down suddenly, parents in limbo
An east-side home day care shut down suddenly this week, leaving parents scrambling to get their money back and searching for new child care.