Arson as a Livelihood

Issue 10 and Volume 87.

Arson as a Livelihood Chicago police arrested a fifty-seven-year old woman who confessed that she specialized in arson to support her six children and nine grandchildren. She was acquitted on an arson charge four years ago, and was one of ten persons seized as suspects in a ring of fire-setters. The woman has admitted setting fire to more than a dozen business buildings and sharing in the insurance collected.

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