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Owner of burned building in Hillyard faces insurance fraud charges

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 1, 2020

Ivan Kriger, owner of the property at 3011 E. Wellesley Ave. in Hillyard, was charged in October with following an investigation by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner's Criminal Investigations Unit. Kriger took out an insurance policy the same day the fire that leveled the building occurred, Nov. 7, 2017, according to court records, and sought $324,000 in damages. The claim was denied because he didn't have coverage at the time of the fire. The property's assessed value that year was $202,000. 

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