Man charged with conspiracy to burn down his own hotel

CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A Clermont county man was arrested on Saturday in the conspiracy to burn down his own hotel.

According to police, Vijaykumar Patel, 47, was attempting to contract with an individual to burn down The Comfort Inn in Walton Ky.

Authorities believe Patel was attempting to burn down his hotel in an attempt to collect $5 million in insurance money. It is also believed that Patel was planning to leave the country.

Patel was arrested without incident and transported to the Clermont County Jail.

Clermont County investigators will continue to work with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Kentucky State Police to review previous arson incidents Patel may have been involved in.

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