- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

ADAMSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a man and a woman face felony charges after setting their house on fire and then trying to claim insurance for all of their belongings.

Police detective Rick Whitfield tells The Birmingham News (https://bit.ly/2fqg5Qt ) the couple’s belongings had been moved elsewhere prior to the blaze.

Whitfield says 45-year-old Donna McCullars and 43-year-old Steven Millwood were taken into custody Friday by Adamsville police. Both are charged with second-degree arson and first-degree insurance fraud.

He says the fire happened on Feb. 22. There were no injuries, and the house was heavily damaged but not destroyed.

Whitfield says investigators discovered a video that indicated the fire was no accident.

McCullar and Millwood were released Saturday after posting $25,000 bond.

Online jail records do not list an attorney for the couple.


Information from: The Birmingham News, https://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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