JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man who set fires at his apartment complex a day after taking out a renter's insurance policy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Christopher Joseph Koepke, 31, was convicted last month on five counts of second degree arson, two counts of first degree arson and one count of false insurance claim, according to a release from the State Attorney's Office.
Koepke set the fires at the Columns Apartment complex on Sept. 15, 2011. Using gasoline, he set five vehicles on fire and two fires inside the complex.
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At the time, six families were displaced as a result of the fire, which caused more than $200,000 in damage, the release said.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Dan Skinner and Joe Licandro.
First Coast News