Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dean Mowen, 53, will serve 5 years in federal prison for farm insurance fraud scheme along with David Speer

Dean Mowen gets 5 month federal sentence 

1 day, 21 hours ago by Scott Hardy 

Convicted in January of Mail Fraud, Conspiracy in insurance fraud scheme
A Quincy man, convicted for his role in a fire that destroyed two pieces of farm equipment in 2014, has been sentenced to five months in federal prison. 

53 year old Dean Mowen was in Federal District court in Springfield Monday, where he was sentenced to five months in federal prison, and three years' supervised release. 

The US Attorney's Office says that the first five months will be served as community confinement; then eight months of home confinement with electronic monitoring. 

Mowen was convicted in January on counts of mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud, for his involvement in an insurance fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors proved that Mowen and co-defendant David Speer bought the machinery in Mississippi for nearly $30,000. Mowen then had them insured for $108,000, before having Speer set them on fire. Mowen then claimed the loss with fake receipts. 

Speer was sentenced earlier this year to two and a half years in prison, and three years’ supervised release. Mowen will start serving his sentence this fall.