Prosecutor: Firefighter started car fire for money - KMOV.com

Prosecutor: Firefighter started car fire for money

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a Champaign firefighter told police she set fire to her vehicle to collect an insurance payment because of financial problems.

Champaign County Assistant State's Attorney Steve Ziegler said in court Friday that Monica Hall also told police she set fire to another vehicle to make it look as if someone else started the fires.

Hall was arrested Thursday after the fires at the main fire station in Champaign.

She said Thursday that she will hire her own attorney and ordered back to court Aug. 28.

She is being held on $10,000 bond. No phone number for Hall, who lives in Mahomet, could be located.

Ziegler says Hall has been preliminarily charged with two counts of arson and one count of obstruction of justice.

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