A 52-year-old man, accused of plotting to hire someone to kill his wife, was arrested Tuesday morning by FBI agents.
Scott Allen Renninger of Green, Ohio was taken into custody at his residence without incident. He faces a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.
According to a FBI press release, Renninger asked a confidential source in October to make his wife "disappear," and an investigation began. Recorded conversations between two separate FBI confidential sources and Renninger were obtained by agents.
The release stated Renninger knew he would be under scrutiny "once it all goes down" during a Nov. 11 conversation. Renninger, in the conversation, he accepted the scrutiny and was prepared for it. He also told a confidential source he knew the existence of an unknown amount of life insurance on his wife.
Renninger and the confidential source discussed a price of $20,000 to make his wife ".... kinda want her to disappear ... you know like if they never find her ....," according to the press release. He also said he knew the $20,000 could not be paid in a lump sum because it would be a problem, the release stated.
Renninger was scheduled for initial appearance Tuesday at 4pm in Judge Kathleen B. Burke’s Northern District courtroom in Akron.
This article originally appeared on The Repository: Federal agents arrest a 52-year-old Green man in $20,000 murder-for-hire plot
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