W. Va. Woman Pleads Guilty to Committing Insurance Fraud

June 20, 2007

West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, Jane L. Cline, announced that Kelly Cain pleaded guilty earlier this month to one felony count and one misdemeanor count of insurance fraud.

Cain, 27, of Shinnston, admitted June 14 that she provided fraudulent narcotic prescriptions to her daughter, a felony, and filed a false insurance claim, a misdemeanor, while working last year at Doctor’s Quick Care. The prescriptions were billed to and paid for through an insurance claim.

“Submitting fraudulent insurance claims continue to cost the citizens of West Virginia thousands of dollars a year,” Cline said. “With the cooperation of law enforcement throughout West Virginia, we will continue reducing any and all types of insurance fraud.”

Cain faces a one to 10 year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000 on the felony charge. The misdemeanor charge carries a sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. No sentencing date has been set.

Investigation and prosecution in this case has been a joint effort between the Harrison and Lewis County Drug Task Forces and the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner’s Fraud Unit.

Source: West Virginia Department of Insurance

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