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April 11. 2014 2:57PM

Four arrested in Troy torching of tow truck to allegedly collect on insurance

TROY - Four people connected to J&J’s Auto Body were arrested Friday for allegedly setting fire to and burning a tow truck for the insurance money.

Friday, at approximately 8 a.m., members of N.H. State Police Troop C and Troop G, the Cheshire County Sheriff’s Department, and the Troy Police Department arrested several current and former employees of J&J Auto Body for arson, conspiracy to commit arson, insurance fraud, and accomplice to insurance fraud.

Arrested was the owner of J&J Auto Body Jay Coppo, 49, of Troy, his sister and a partner in the business, Jodi Coppo Champney, 44, of Winchester, one current employee, Christopher Pratt, 32, of Gilsum, and a former employee Craig Fields, 31, Swanzey.

“The arrests were the culmination of an extensive investigation involving a commercial wrecker that was intentionally burned at J&J’s Auto Body back in January 2012, for the purpose of collecting the insurance money,” State Police said in a press release Friday.

All were released on $25,000 personal recognizance bail and were given a June 4 arraignment date in the 8th Circuit Court District Division in Keene.

Trooper Jeffrey Ardini of Troop C said Friday that the vehicle involved was a 1987 Peterbilt 10-wheel heavy-duty tow truck often referred to as commercial wrecker and that are used to tow large vehicles.

The investigation into the case is open and ongoing, Ardini said, and the arrest affidavits have been sealed at the district court.

Anyone who has information related to incident is encouraged to call Troop C, he said, at 603-223-8494.



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