February 5, 2013

2 women plead guilty in Livermore Falls store fire

The Associated Press

AUBURN — A Livermore Falls woman accused of offering $4,000 to burn down her convenience store so she could collect the insurance money has pleaded guilty.

Erica Poland-Rolfe was sentenced Monday to serve 90 days of a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated criminal mischief.

Prosecutors say she offered money to burn down the JP Corner Store in Livermore Falls in July 2011 so she could collect the insurance money and open a day care center.

The Sun Journal reports that Nicole Hennessy of Wilton also pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated criminal mischief. Prosecutors say she supplied the gasoline and acted as a lookout for a man who unsuccessfully tried to burn the store. Sentencing is scheduled for March.

The man who tried to burn the building has been convicted.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)