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A 50-year-old Lancaster, Ohio man purposely set fire to his rented home to collect insurance money but failed to ponder the impact this would have on his family. Perhaps more deplorable than Roger Sattler’s arson attempt itself was the little regard he showed for his fianc?e and children, who were temporarily displaced after the blaze but later sought shelter at a hotel with the assistance of a local Red Cross Chapter.

On Sept. 15, 2009, Sattler ignited the blaze while his fianc?e was away and the couple’s five children were in school. Sattler then filed fraudulent insurance claims for items that were supposedly damaged during the fire. Such high-ticket items included TVs and other electronics, which officials later uncovered at various points in the Lancaster area.

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