- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage couple suspected of hiding jewelry and other items and claiming they were stolen has been indicted on federal fraud charges.

Prosecutors say 41-year-oid Arnold Flowers II and 31-year-old Miranda Flowers are charged with 14 counts of wire fraud and scheming to defraud.

Arnold Flowers also faces narcotics and gun charges.

Prosecutors say the couple on Jan. 19 reported their home had been burglarized. They filed an insurance claim for $82,000 in damage and stolen electronics, jewelry and clothes.

Investigators found many of the items March 29 in a storage unit belonging to the couple.

A search of their home turned up cocaine and guns. Prosecutors say Arnold Flowers’ past convictions prohibit him from possessing guns.

Online court records did not list an attorney for the couple.



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