Missouri woman sentenced in arson for insurance scheme

2 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, June 21 2016 Jun 21, 2016 Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:39:31 PM CDT June 21, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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