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Man charged with insurance fraud over stolen vehicle

A 43-year-old Topaz man who reported his 2000 Escalade stolen, then destroyed by fire, has been charged with insurance fraud and arson. Bail is $30,000 for Hilario Vera-Sanchez who is facing charges of burning, aiding, and abetting burning of property with intent to defraud insurers, and third-degree arson. According to court documents, Vera-Sanchez reported Oct. 26, 2013, that his 2000 Escalade had been stolen from the parking lot at Smith’s grocery in Gardnerville. Within moments of making the report, Vera-Sanchez’s vehicle was discovered on fire on Kingston Lane near the intersection with Rubio Way in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Vera-Sanchez told …

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 16, 2014 04:53PM Published Jan 16, 2014 12:54PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.