Fire Captain Accused of Arson…On His Own House

This story burns me up, literally.  A Fire Department Captain stands accused of setting his own house on fire.  Now, this is a guy who would know how to start fires having fought many of them himself.

What’s curious about this case is this is also a guy that would know what looks like arson and what doesn’t.  So how did he not get away with it?


From Insurance Wiki

Tennessee investigators say a captain with Nashville’s fire department was arrested on arson and insurance fraud charges for setting his home on fire on purpose.

According to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation news release, Jeffrey Neely of the Metro-Nashville Fire Department was indicted by a Dickson County grand jury Oct. 18 and arrested Wednesday.

The TBI says Neely was booked into Dickson County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Nashville Fire Department spokesman Joseph Pleasant says Neely has been placed on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation.

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