An insurance company is suing a central Iowa developer and his wife – claiming the couple is responsible for a fire that destroyed their one-million dollar home last year. The fire on February 9, 2009 in Urbandale remains under investigation, but American Family Mutual Insurance Company alleges John Kline and his wife, Michelle, concealed information about the circumstances of the fire that left their 13,000 square foot home in a pile of burnt rubble.
No one was injured in the fire. The federal lawsuit claims the Kline’s attempted to fraudulently collect damages for the loss of the house and a vintage Corvette. John Kline is a longtime central Iowa developer. The fire happened less than a week after Kline was found guilty in a multi-million dollar fraud case.