Harrison County man indicted on health care fraud charges
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Clarksburg, West Virginia, man was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges of health care fraud, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.
Kenneth Boyles, age 52, was indicted on one count of “Health Care Fraud” and one count of “False Statement Related to Health Care Matter.” Boyles is accused of falsely reporting symptoms related to his service in the United States Army Reserves to the Veterans Health Administration in order to fraudulently collect more than $224,000 in benefits. The crime is alleged to have occurred from 2008 to 2017 in Harrison County.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.