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Posted on: September 29, 2015

[ARCHIVED] 2 Sentenced for Plot to Set Fire to ‘Lemon’ Vehicle in Brickerville Woods


A Delaware County woman will serve three years of probation for recruiting an acquaintance to set fire to her recently-purchased vehicle.

Kimberly Stretch contacted the acquaintance, Daniel Fobes, last year about disposing of the sport-utility vehicle, which she paid $7,000 for a couple months earlier. She had trouble with the SUV and was unable to rectify the situation with the dealership.

In April 2014, Fobes took the SUV to a wooded area in Elizabeth Township, doused it in gas and ignited it.

- Stretch pleaded guilty to a felony count and was ordered this week in Lancaster County Court to serve probation.

- Fobes was sentenced this summer to 6 to 23 months in prison. A local jury convicted him of arson, conspiracy and criminal mischief.

No one was injured.

An insurance sum was never paid on the “lemon” vehicle, police reported.

Lancaster County First Assistant District Attorney Christopher Larsen prosecuted the case.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;

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