Woman Found Guilty for April 17 Mobile Home Arson

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) A woman who planned to collect insurance money through the arson of the mobile home she was evicted from has been sentenced.

[Related: Four Charged in Connection with Mobile Home Fire]

Tracy Hoover of Cloverport, Kentucky was found guilty in Wood County court on Jan. 13 after pleading No Contest, according to court records. She will spend 90 days in jail with work release and serve three years of probation.

On April 17 at 3 a.m., a fire was reported at a vacant mobile home at 2215 S. Maple Ave. Through police investigation, Hoover was found to have instructed two others, Taylor Dickman and Eric Foth, to intentionally start the fire. She then filed a claim with insurance through which she had a cash value policy of $20,000 for the trailer.

Hoover and Dickman were charged with being party to the crime of arson with the intention to defraud, a felony. Dickman will appear in court for a final pre-trial on Jan. 24.

Foth was found guilty in August to misdemeanor counts of negligently handling burning material and criminal damage to property. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with work release and two years probation.

In connection with the case, Danielle Hartwig, Dickman’s girlfriend, was found guilty in September to two misdemeanor counts of obstructing an officer.

South Side Mobile Home Fire