Missouri woman sentenced in arson for insurance scheme
INDEPENDENCE (AP) — An Independence woman was sentenced to 3½ 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.
She and another conspirator later moved into a different house and planned another arson fire but they were arrested before the fire was set.