A 25-year-old Davenport woman is facing arson and fraud charges after authorities said she set a fire in her rental home to collect money from her renter’s insurance policy.
Davenport Fire Marshal Mike Hayman said that about 11 a.m. Aug. 2, firefighters were sent to 2408 Pacific St.
Firefighters arriving on the scene reported smoke and fire were visible. The fire was quickly knocked down, and there were no injuries, Hayman said.
An investigation by Hayman and the Davenport Police indicated the fire had been set.
Ashley Nicole Bousselot was arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree arson and insurance fraud. The arson charge is a Class C felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years. The fraud charge is a Class D felony that carries a five-year prison sentence.
Bousselot was being held Wednesday night in the Scott County Jail on $10,000 bond.