SBI Arrests Surry County Mother for Insurance Fraud on Deadly House Fire


ELKIN -- The State Bureau of Investigation and the Surry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Maria Deneane Kidd yesterday for insurance fraud following a Jan. 27 fatal fire at her Elkin home. Kidd previously was charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse in the death of her autistic son who was killed in the fire. 

Firefighters found the body of 13-year-old William Kidd inside the home at 1695 CC Camp Road in Elkin. Yesterday's warrants issued to Maria Kidd, 53, were for Insurance Fraud and Insurance Application Fraud. She was placed on a $50,000 secured bond.

The SBI provides expert criminal investigative assistance to local law enforcement agencies when requested by police, sheriffs, district attorneys or judges.  The agency also has original jurisdiction in cases such as drug and arson investigations, election law violations, gambling, child sexual abuse in day care centers, computer crimes against children and crimes involving state property.