A Waterloo woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly setting fire to her home. Thirty-five-year-old Lora Gamblin-Deering is charged with second-degree arson, insurance fraud and perjury in connection with a fire at a Waterloo home last month.
Investigators have determined the April 3rd fire was deliberately set. They say ignitable liquids were used to start the fire at several locations throughout the home, and traces of ignitable liquids were also found on the clothes that Gamblin-Deering was wearing at the time of the fire.
The charges of insurance fraud and perjury stem from notarized statements Gamblin-Deering gave to her insurance company that were found to be false. Officials say after intentionally setting the fire, Gamblin-Deering filed a statement with her insurance company claiming property losses of $25,000.