Firefighter admits insurance fraud

June 8, 2011

A former Lebanon firefighter has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud after setting his house on fire last October. David Saulmon told investigators he set fire to a sock and dropped it into a pile of clothes to start the blaze. He was trying to collect homeowner's insurance to pay some gambling debts, he said. Two of his dogs died in the fire. Saulmon will be sentenced in August.