Federal Contractor Sentenced For False Reporting
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas
An Abilene man and federal contractor with United States Probation and Pretrial Services Office (USPO) was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.
Jacob William Kinkade, 44, was charged via criminal information on June 20. He pleaded guilty to one count of false and fraudulent claims against the United States and was sentenced today to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix, who also ordered him to pay $5,392 in restitution and a $6,000 fine.
According to plea documents, the investigation began in March 2023 when the Federal Bureau of Investigation received information that Mr. Kinkade was billing for individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, telephonic therapy sessions, and urinalysis collections that didn’t take place.
The investigation revealed several text messages between Kinkade and an individual, Witness 1, who was on supervised release with USPO. Witness 1 was provided counseling services by Kinkade Family Services (KFS), which is owned and operated by Mr. Kinkade. When text messages were compared to supervision records, multiple anomalies were discovered for services rendered that Mr. Kinkade billed to USPO.
When interviewed, Mr. Kinkade admitted that for the last three years, starting in 2020, he did not follow USPO’s reporting requirements and billed USPO for services not provided. KFS contract with USPO accounted for 80% of all KFS revenue.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew Tusing prosecuted the case.
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Updated November 2, 2023