Insurance fraud charges have been laid against two Albertan men following a fire at a small business in Calgary.
The two men – father and son – have been charged with arson and insurance fraud offences in connection to a blaze in September of last year at their own business after an eight-month investigation by the Calgary Police Service arson unit.
The business, an auto repair shop, suffered $500,000 in damage in the fire in the early morning house of September 6. Fire crews were able to keep the blaze from spreading to the adjacent businesses.
Evidence left at the scene indicated the fire was suspicious, leading to the investigation by the Calgary Police Service Arson Unit.