Burning to Defraud Insurer Law and Legal Definition

Burning to defraud insurer is the criminal offense of burning with intent to injure or defraud an insurer.

The following is an example of a state law on burning to defraud insurer:

Fla. Stat. § 817.233. “Any person who willfully and with intent to injure or defraud the insurer sets fire to or burns or attempts so to do or who causes to be burned or who aids, counsels or procures the burning of any building, structure or personal property, of whatsoever class or character, whether the property of himself or herself or of another, which shall at the time be insured by any person against loss or damage by fire, shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree.”