Florida Man Charged with Arson of His Yacht Named Shameless

May 14, 2010

A Tallahassee man has been arrested on charges of arson, insurance fraud and grand theft after state investigaors said they determined the suspect intentionally set fire to his yacht, a 50-foot SeaRay named “Shameless,” and then filed a false insurance claim to collect insurance benefits.

Florida CFO and State Fire Marshal Alex Sink announced the arrest of Arthur Freeman. He was booked into the Leon County jail. If convicted, he faces up to 65 years behind bars.

The arson was discovered when an evidence analysis established the presence of gasoline on the SeaRay, which runs on diesel fuel, according to officials.

The case has been turned over to the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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