Star woman accused of soliciting arson

Star woman accused of soliciting arson

Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Office

Debra Ball

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 24 at 9:22 PM

STAR, Idaho -- Police say a Star woman is in jail after she asked another woman to burn down a rental property she owns.

Authorities say 60-year-old Debra Ball would have been forced to charge for repair costs when a long-term tenant moved out of the property.

They say Ball instead asked a relative of the tenant to burn down the home, rather than pay the estimated repair costs.

Police say the 40-year-old woman reported Hall to authorities

What's more, detectives say Hall eventually confessed to the crime, telling them "she was tired of maintaining the rental and wanted it destroyed."

Ball was booked into the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of solicitation to commit a crime.

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