(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Canyon County woman was sentenced Wednesday, April 21, for insurance fraud.
46-year-old Evaleen Keim, of Nampa, pleaded guilty in February.
Third District Court Judge Christopher Nye withheld judgment and imposed one year of probation. The court also imposed a jail term of 180 days with 170 suspended. Keim can fulfill the remaining jail time by completing 40 hours of community service. Judge Nye also ordered the defendant to pay $413 in restitution to the Idaho Department of Insurance for investigative costs, as well as court costs. She has previously paid restitution to insurance company Aetna.
An investigation revealed that in 2017 Keim received disability payments from Aetna after sustaining injuries in a horse riding accident. Keim later returned to work while still collecting the payments, a violation of her policy. When asked on two occasions, she informed her insurer she was not working. Keim later admitted to investigators that she lied about her work status in order to continue receiving the disability payments.
Deputy Attorney General Nicole Schafer in the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case. The Department of Insurance investigated.