BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge couple is facing charges after allegedly burning down a house with intent to commit insurance fraud.
Baton Rouge fire officials say that 36-year-old Alfred Oxley Jr.'s home burned down on July 4, 2015, causing $100,000 in damage. Fire investigators say they found evidence of arson that was traced back to Oxley's girlfriend, Sheena Garcia.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department says Oxley and Garcia conspired to burn the house down for the insurance payments that it would bring in, citing money problems that Oxley had.
According to a probable cause report from the BRFD, Oxley left town three days before his house was burned down.
Baton Rouge Police say that Oxley was paid over $29,000 from his insurance company, and was seeking more money for recovery.
Oxley was arrested on an arson with intent to defraud charge, and Garcia was arrested on a simple arson charge.
Garcia was released from jail on a $7,500 bond, and Oxley was released on a $10,000 bond.