The owners of a a Jersey City bodega have been charged with having their business set ablaze more than a year ago to collect the insurance money, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.
Amado Gonzalez-Abreu, 38, and Francisca Duran-Tejada, 47, both of Jersey City were arrested by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Arson Task Force Sept. 30 at the Jersey City Fire Department Headquarters on Marin Boulevard, officials said.
Their business, La Tribu Minimart, at 343 Princeton Avenue suffered damage in a June 9, 2019 fire. Firefighters responded to 9 Linden Avenue at 6:18 a.m. that day and noticed smoke coming from the store, which is on the first floor of a three-story, wood-frame residential building with four units.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire at the scene and fire damage was confined to the grocery store.
Gonzalez-Abreu and Duran-Tejada are charged with first-degree employing a juvenile for