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Woman arrested for arson and fraud, wanted breast implants

3 years ago September 27, 2012 Sep 27, 2012 Thursday, September 27 2012 Thursday, September 27, 2012 5:26:08 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Shingleton

BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say 23-year-old Amanda Perkins wanted a breast augmentation. Instead she was arrested for two counts of arson with the intent to defraud and simple arson.

Her arrest warrant says Williams admitted to setting her car on fire, and described how she did it.

According to the warrant, Williams said last Friday morning she put a Burger King wrapper in the gas tank, dumped gasoline through the sunroof, lit the wrapper and walked back to her apartment to take a shower.

Hours before firefighters arrived, the warrant says Williams warned neighbors about a fire telling them "not to park on the back row of the parking lot tonight."

One man didn't get her warning. Two cars caught fire, causing at least $14,000 in damage. 

Arson investigators interviewed a number of neighbors. Some said Williams stated "it took her car a while to burn before anyone noticed" and "she had been planning the burning of her car for several months" because she needed money for breast implants.

Williams was arrested Wednesday and booked into parish prison. She has since bonded out.

If convicted, Williams faces up to $15,000 in fines and up to 15 years in prison. 



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