(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Canyon County woman was sentenced Tuesday, February 16, for provider fraud.

37-year-old Julie M. Thacker, of Caldwell, pleaded guilty in December.

Third District Judge Bradly Ford sentenced Thacker to a three-year prison sentence, which was then suspended in favor of three years probation. Judge Ford fined Thacker $500 and ordered her to pay court costs and $1,331 in restitution. Thacker was also ordered to serve 100 days in jail at the discretion of the court.

An investigation revealed that as an employee of a care agency, Thacker falsified progress notes alleging that she provided in-home care services to a disabled adult, when she had not done so. These notes were signed from April 2017 to July 2017. The notes were then used to bill Medicaid. During an interview with investigators, Thacker admitted to falsifying the notes.

Deputy Attorney General Jessica Cafferty in the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit prosecuted the case.