Two in Georgia Charged with Arson, Insurance Fraud

June 9, 2009

Authorities have arrested two former Oconee County (Georgia) men on charges of arson and insurance fraud in connection with a January house fire.

Sheriff’s office records show that 60-year-old Carl Anthony Lasco and 47-year-old John Randy Holt were booked into the Oconee County Jail.

The men are charged with first-degree arson, insurance fraud and making false statements for the fire, which broke out at their home about 1 a.m. Jan. 27.

Sheriff Scott Berry said his office and the state fire marshal suspected arson in the case a few days after the fire.

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