burning to defraud insurer

burning to defraud insurer
The criminal offense of burning with intent to injure or defraud an insurer. An offense related to arson but distinct in the fact that the property destroyed is that of the accused. 5 Am J2d Arson § 2.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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