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Provo Man Lights Vehicle on Fire to Avoid Payment

Provo Man Lights Vehicle on Fire to Avoid Payment

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio A Provo man who thought he could get out of a car payment by lighting his vehicle on fire now has a lot more to worry about.

Jorge Garcia-Haro apparently was going through some rough financial times. He had purchased a 2002 Land Rover, but when he was unable to pay off the rest of the $10,000 he owed, police say he decided to burn it. "[There's] a couple of places where he had poured it and used a barbecue lighter to set it on fire," explained Provo Fire Marshal Jim Guynn.

Guynn says Garcia-Haro now faces arson and insurance fraud charges. "It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to burn your car. He'd have been a lot better off to sell it," Guynn said.

He also now has to deal with a $7,500 bail.


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