BRANDON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont firefighter has been accused of setting his own car on fire to defraud his insurance company.
Police were called to the fire on Aug. 12 on Route 7 in Brandon.
Jeremiah Shaw of Brandon told police he was driving when he noticed flames in the back of his car and pulled over. The car was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
The Rutland Herald reports the 31-year-old Shaw later confessed to burning the car to get insurance money.
He's been charged with arson, burning to defraud and insurance fraud.
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