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Burning house. Claire Risoldi decided that filing fraudulent insurance claims was a good way to maintain her lavish lifestyle. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Claire Risoldi lived larger than life — and her bank account.

She was a prominent socialite and fundraiser for county Republican politicos at her mansion outside of Philadelphia. Risoldi’s prolific spending impelled her to steal $20 million of insurance money after a fire swept through her family’s 5,600-foot mansion. She loaded up on dodgy claims for jewelry, a large ceiling mural, draperies and other bling.

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