An NICB agent initiated an investigation based on a Questionable Claim Referral from member company. The New York City Fire Department Bureau of Fire Investigations was investigating this loss. To assist FDNY with their investigation the member company claim file was requested and provided to the Fire Marshals. As a result of the FDNY investigation the insured was indicted in the United States District Court Eastern District of New York and Charged with Arson. A claim in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars was allegedly falsely reported to a member company.