HELENA — 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.
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 the 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.