For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
Date: August 9, 2010
Herrin Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud
(Boise) – Idaho Falls resident Sandra L. Herrin was sentenced to prison today for Medicaid provider fraud, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Seventh District Judge Joel Tingey ordered Herrin to serve up to three years in prison. The Court suspended the prison sentence and ordered her to serve 30 days in jail.
Herrin, 47, was placed on probation for three years and ordered to pay $3,700 in restitution to the Idaho Medicaid Program. She must also pay a $1,600 fine and $5,055 in investigative costs.
A Bonneville County jury found Herrin, guilty on June 25, 2010, of seven felony counts of provider fraud and one felony count of a computer crime for using a computer to defraud the Idaho Medicaid Program.
Herrin owned Busy Bee Transportation in Idaho Falls, from 2004 to 2006, providing transportation for Medicaid patients. The jury found Herrin guilty of submitting claims via her computer to Medicaid seeking payment for transports that never took place.
The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Program Integrity Unit revealed suspected fraud. The case was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Kendal McDevitt.
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