An Airdrie, Alta. man committed arson twice last year on his own home to try and collect an insurance payout, RCMP allege.
Fire crews put out the blazes in April 2016 and then again in December, the RCMP said in a release.
An investigation by the Airdrie Fire Department and RCMP turned up evidence the homeowner Shaun Lee Sandbach, 35, had intentionally set the fires, officials said.
Sandbach is charged with two counts of arson for a fraudulent purpose, two counts of possession of incendiary material and three counts of fraud over $5,000, “and false pretences due his alleged purchasing of the material to burn his own property and attempting to have insurance cover the cost of fire.”
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