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Arsonist gets probation, 1 year of house arrest

Connie Bigelow torched store on Highway 99 to collect insurance money


Last updated 2/1/2022 at 10:59am

Brian Soergel

Connie Bigelow's Miniatures & More store on Howell Way in Edmonds was closed Monday, Jan. 24. Bigelow was sentenced to house arrest.

Edmonds business owner Connie Bigelow was sentenced Jan. 21 by U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years of probation, with one year of house arrest, for wire fraud related to the April 30, 2018, fire at her business, CJN Miniatures & More.

Prosecutors had asked for a year in prison, citing the inherent danger of the fire and the losses to the community. In pleading guilty, Bigelow agreed to make full restitution. Currently, the restitution is over $200,000 to the building owners and some 50 victims who lost consigned items in the fire.

Bigelow, 54, set the fire to try to collect ins...

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