Man required to pay $570K in Maaco arson

July 28, 2022
Anthony Gilbertson is also sentenced to 5 years in prison with 15 years of supervision.

A Wisconsin man has been ordered to pay more than half a million dollars in restitution for breaking into and starting a fire at a Maaco collision center in 2019, according to a report by FOX6 Milwaukee.

Anthony Gilbertson, 34, was found guilty of burglary and arson in June, and sentenced to five years in prison as well as 15 years of supervision.

According to FOX6, the arson and burglary took place at Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting on Silver Spring Road in Menomonee Falls, Wis., on Oct. 11, 2019. Firefighters were called to the scene after reports of smoke coming from the building. After an investigation was performed, authorities determined both burglary and arson occurred.

As a condition of his sentence, court records state Gilbertson is ordered to pay more than $240,000 in restitution to Maaco, more than $320,000 in restitution to Utica National Insurance, and more than $14,000 in restitution to additional parties, FOX6 said.

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