For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Scott Graf
scott.graf@ag.idaho.gov
(208) 334-4112

Date: June 21, 2017

Canyon County Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Provider Fraud

(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Caldwell man was sentenced Tuesday for Provider Fraud after the man billed the state for services he didn’t provide.

Third District Judge Gene Petty sentenced 44-year-old John D. Bone to five years in prison, suspended that sentence and ordered Bone to complete three years of probation. Bone was also fined $1000, ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and sentenced to serve 10 days in jail.

Bone pleaded guilty to one fraud count on May 1.

An investigation conducted by the Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit revealed Bone had billed the state for providing personal care services for his adopted adult son during a period when his son was not living with him. Bone was his son’s community service worker as part of the Consumer Direct Idaho Care Network. In this role, Bone was allowed to bill the state for assisting his son with such tasks as job searches and relationship building.

The investigation began after Bone reported to Nampa Police that he hadn’t been in contact with his son from October 2014 until August 2015. Investigators later determined that Bone fraudulently claimed he’d provided one-on-one personal services to his son during the period they were estranged.

As part of the plea agreement, Bone agreed to pay $13,205 in restitution.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Rondee Blessing in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

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