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Insurance job alleged over Pally house fire

51-year-old home owner charged with criminal damage and fraud.

STAFF REPORTER

A 51-year-old Bicton woman has been charged with criminal damage and attempted fraud after an alleged insurance job caused $350,000 damage to her house in Palmyra.

Palmyra on Sunday 15 November 2015.

Police spokeswoman Susan Usher said that about 11:55am on November 15 fire fighters were called to the house on Weld Road.

The fire was deemed suspicious and Arson Squad detectives started investigating.

Ms Usher said the woman, who co-owns the house, allegedly set fire to items in a bedroom before leaving at about 11:30am.

Police also allege the woman put a claim into her insurance company for the estimated fire damage of $350,000 and $10,000 for temporary accommodation.

The woman has been charged with criminal damage by fire, and attempted fraud.

She is due to appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court on February 10.

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