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Albuquerque man charged with arson after car set on fire at local dealership

KRQE, By KRQE Staff, Stephanie Chavez, July 19, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man is now being charged with setting his car on fire at a local dealership for the insurance money. It’s a crime investigators let him deny until they let him know they had a file on him. Matthew Walker’s car was at the dealership for repairs back in late 2019, but his insurance company wasn’t going to cover the claim.

Court documents say Walker set the fire so he could collect the insurance. During the questioning, Walker says he spent the entire day with a friend.

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