Louisa woman convicted for arson, mail fraud

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Louisa woman convicted last week for setting a church on fire to get a fireman's attention has also been convicted of mail fraud.

51-year-old Felicia Armstrong could now spend the rest of her life behind bars.

She is facing 30 years for arson and burglary and another 30 for the federal mail fraud charge.

Court documents reveal Armstrong and her husband were part of a decade long fraudulent scheme where they would apply for credit cards and subscribe to magazines using fake social security numbers and addresses.

Police caught on when several charges were made to Quality Picture Framing in Fredericksburg — a store Armstrong and her husband owned.

Authorities say the scheme resulted in more than $125,000 in losses and endangered the identities and credit histories of 37 people.

Armstrong will be sentenced in July for the arson and burglary charges. A sentencing date hasn't been released for the mail fraud charge.

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