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Owner of Red Roof Cafe in Helena charged for fire that destroyed restaurant

Doubek charged with one count of felony conspiracy
Posted at 3:20 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 17:20:03-04

The owner of Red Roof Cafe is accused of playing a role in the fire that destroyed the building in October of 2018.

58-year-old Maureen Therese Doubek of Helena has been charged with one count of felony conspiracy, or in the alternative, one count of felony accountability to arson.

36-year old Brad Richardson was charged with arson for the Red Roof Cafe fire in July .

Firefighters say when they arrived they found evidence that the fire had been intentionally lit, including combustible material stacked around an open burner on a hot water heater, a burned mattress and a mattress blocking the rear entrance.

Court documents in Richardson’s case allege that he had met with Doubek and offered to burn the restaurant down for a portion of the insurance money.

Those documents also state she told law enforcement that she declined the offer.

Doubek will make her plea before District Court on August 28th.