S. Idaho Couple Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

June 18, 2009

A southwest Idaho couple convicted of defrauding the Medicaid system while providing denture services in Caldwell has been sentenced to three years of probation.

A judge in 3rd District Court also ordered Alfred and Vera Lopez, owners of the People’s Denture Center, to complete 200 hours of community service and pay $6,863 in restitution during a hearing Monday.

The couple, who authorities say billed Idaho Medicaid for dentures and other services they never provided to recipients of the health insurance program for the poor, pleaded guilty to felony provider fraud in April.

The Lopezes entered an Alford Plea, acknowledging there was enough evidence to convict them without admitting guilt.

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