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

Date: April 18, 2018

Pocatello Woman Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Bannock County woman was sentenced Monday, April 16, for one count of Insurance Fraud.

Sixth District Judge Stephen Dunn sentenced 68-year-old Jeanne Hymas, of Pocatello, after she pleaded guilty in January.

Judge Dunn granted a withheld judgment and ordered Hymas to pay $885 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance and court costs of $245. A review hearing is scheduled for October 15, 2018, during which the court will entertain a motion to dismiss the charge if Hymas has paid her restitution and court costs by that time.

An investigation determined that in October 2014, Hymas provided false information to Allstate to support a water damage claim at her late mother’s home, which was covered under her mother’s policy. Hymas portrayed to the insurance company that her mother was in an assisted living center, though her mother had passed away three years earlier. Hymas admitted to an investigator that she lied because she was afraid the claim would not be covered if she told Allstate that her mother was deceased.

The case was investigated by the state Department of Insurance. It was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Nicole Schafer in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit.

***

News by Year:
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003