Charges: Brooklyn Center man faked 2020 ‘BLM’ arson 

Denis Vladmirovich Molla, 29, was indicted for wire fraud Tuesday.

A Brooklyn Center man falsely claimed that his property, pictured here, was targeted because of his "Trump 2020" flag, the U.S. Attorney's Office says. (Facebook)

A Brooklyn Center man allegedly started his own home on fire in 2020 and falsely told police that his property was targeted because of his “Trump 2020” flag.

Denis Vladmirovich Molla, 29, was indicted for wire fraud Tuesday because he filed fraudulent insurance claims following the staged arson, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Molla told police that his camper was set on fire on Sept. 23, 2020, because it had a “Trump 2020” flag on it. He also claimed that his garage door was spray-painted with an Antifa symbol, “Biden 2020,” and “BLM.”

“In reality, Molla started his own property on fire and spray painted the graffiti on his own garage,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges.

He then submitted multiple insurance claims seeking coverage for the damage to his garage, camper, cars, and home. Some of these claims were denied, prompting Molla to accuse the insurance company of defrauding him.

“In total, Molla submitted more than $300,000 in fraudulent insurance claims, and he received approximately $61,000 from his insurance company,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office claims.

The feds also accuse Molla of scamming individual donors for more than $17,000 from two different GoFundMe accounts.

Molla has been charged with two counts of wire fraud and made his initial court appearance in U.S. District Court Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung.


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