Saginaw mayor pro-tem faces arson, insurance fraud charges

SAGINAW, Mich. A prosecutor says Saginaw’s mayor pro-tem will be charged for setting her luxury car ablaze last March and trying to cash in with a fraudulent insurance claim.
Wilmer Jones-Ham, the former mayor, faces felony charges of arson of personal property and filing a fraudulent insurance claim. The charges carry five- and four-year sentences.

Jones-Ham in the past has cast suspicion on the city’s former city manager for torching her Mercedes. She also gave the Saginaw News a notarized document she claimed was a confession from her handyman.

Investigators haven’t been able to substantiate either claim.

No date has been set for an arraignment.