For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: October 3, 2012

Terry Melvin Sentenced to Prison for Insurance Fraud

(Boise) – Monteplier resident, Terry L. Melvin, 39, was sentenced today to prison for insurance fraud, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Fourth District Judge Cheri Copsey sentenced Melvin to ten years in prison and ordered him to pay $10,000 plus court costs. He was also ordered to pay $591 in restitution.

Melvin pleaded guilty on August 15, 2012, to one count of insurance fraud. By pleading guilty, Melvin admitted that he made false statements to the Idaho State Insurance Fund, claiming he was injured in order to obtain extended workman's compensation benefits. While receiving those benefits for more than one year, he worked and received income from odd jobs. While receiving workman's compensation, Melvin was videotaped walking, riding a bike and climbing stairs with no apparent discomfort.

The case was investigated by the Idaho Department of Insurance and prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Rondee Blessing of the Attorney General's Insurance Crimes Unit.

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