Citizens of Hall County in Georgia who provided information in a house fire that led to the conviction of an arsonist have received arson reward checks totaling $4,500.
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine and Bud Ausborn of the Georgia Arson Control Board, Inc. presented two checks in the amount of $1,500 and $3,000 to Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle at the Hall County Fire Department. Cagle will forward the rewards to the recipients, who have chosen to remain anonymous, Oxendine said.
The rewards were given for information that led to the arrest and conviction of a suspect for a December 2006 house fire on Broom Road in East Hall County.
Oxendine and the Georgia Arson Control Board, Inc. sponsor the Georgia Arson Control Reward Program and the Georgia Arson 24-Hour Hotline (1-800-282- 5804). Rewards of up to $10,000 are given for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist.
Since its inception in 1979, the program has approved 520 rewards totaling $1,485,350.
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