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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 24, 2016

Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing an Identification Document with the Intent to Defraud the United States

BOISE –  Keith Condict, 42, of Gig Harbor, Washington, pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor possession of an identification document with the intent to defraud the United States, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the filed plea agreement, Condict applied for a job at Kootenai Health ENT Center, in Kootenai County, Idaho, in June 2012.  As part of his application, Condict presented a falsified Idaho audiologist license.  As a result of this false information, Kootenai Health allowed Condict to work as an audiologist and to bill health care benefit programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, for treatment.  Condict knew that Medicare and Medicaid were federally sponsored health benefit programs and he acted with the intent that the false license be used to defraud the United States.  Condict worked under his false license for approximately one month before he was granted an actual license.  However, when Kootenai Health learned of the false representation, they fired Condict and paid back the health benefit programs for amounts billed based on the Condict’s unlicensed services.  In his plea agreement, Condict agrees to pay restitution to Kootenai Health in the amount of $28,266.58.

The charge of possessing an identification document with the intent to defraud the United States is punishable by not more than one year in prison, not more than one year of supervised release, and a $100,000 maximum fine.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 10, 2017, before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General / Office of Investigations and the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses.

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Health Care Fraud
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Updated October 24, 2016