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Woman arrested for fraud claims
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A woman has been arrested for allegedly making false insurance claims about her home that was destroyed in an explosion earlier this year.

Nancy Ann Phillips, 55, was arrested Nov. 9 on the charge of fraudulent insurance claims. She turned herself in to the Dawson County Sheriffs Office after warrants were issued for her arrest on Friday, Nov. 7.

Phillips is facing a felony charge.

According to Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield, the investigation is still open and more charges are pending.

Phillips is listed as the owner of a home located at 115 Wildwood Court. The home went up in flames on March 20. At the time, propane was suspected as the cause of the explosion.

In October, Allstate Insurance denied the homeowners claim for benefits.

After a thorough investigation into the insureds claim, Allstate determined the fire was intentionally set, which is not a covered loss, Daniel Groce, a spokesperson for the insurance company said at the time.

The Wildwood Court home had been listed for sale before it exploded.

Phillips bonded out of jail on Monday with a payment of $5,200.

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