For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Todd Dvorak
(208) 334-4112

Date: July 21, 2015

Bovill Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

(Boise) – Bovill resident, Pamela Jean Lockman, has been sentenced on one count of Provider Fraud, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced today. Second District Judge John Stegner sentenced Lockman to one to five years in prison. The court suspended the prison sentence and ordered her to serve 30 days in jail. She was placed on probation for three years and ordered to reimburse the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, $3,920 and reimburse the Attorney General’s Office $232 for investigative costs.

Lockman, 52, pleaded guilty on May 18, 2015, to one count of provider fraud, a felony. Additional counts were dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement.

Lockman was a non-emergency transportation provider from 1997 through 2010. Her business was driving Medicaid recipients to and from medical appointments. The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigation revealed that, for the year 2010, Lockman submitted claims for driving 17,020 miles on dates where her clients had no corresponding medical services. In addition, for dates where corresponding medical services were found, Lockman overbilled 22,186 miles for the miles it would have actually taken to complete a round-trip between the clients’ homes and the appointment.

The Medicaid Program Integrity Unit previously terminated Lockman from the Medicaid program for billing another $15,308 for undocumented/non-covered services in 2009.

The case was initially investigated by the Medicaid Integrity Unit and then referred to the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Unit. Bill Thompson, Latah County Prosecutor appointed the Attorney General’s Office to prosecute the case. The prosecution was handled by Deputy Attorney General Laura Perkovic.

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