CASE: David Bailey & Rajdeep Singh (Case #20FE014685)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney John MacKenzie, Insurance Fraud Unit
On August 31, 2022, David Bailey pled no contest to felony arson and was sentenced by the Honorable Ken Brody to 280 days in county jail, 2 years formal probation and a restitution order to the Sacramento Fire Department (SFD). Co-defendant Rajdeep Singh previously pled no contest to felony arson on February 1, 2022, and was previously sentenced to 310 days in county jail, 2 years probation and ordered to pay restitution to the insurance carrier. Bailey and Singh must register as a convicted arsonist for life.
On June 24, 2019, the SFD responded to a vehicle on fire. SFD was able to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading. SFD investigators determined the fire started in the passenger compartment of the vehicle, and that it was set intentionally. A joint investigation was conducted by SFD and the California Department of Insurance. Investigators determined the arson was part of an insurance fraud scheme in which Singh offered to pay Bailey to set the vehicle on fire. Singh then filed a fraudulent insurance claim on the vehicle.