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Harrison County man sentenced for health care fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kenneth Boyles, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to six months incarceration and ordered to pay back more than $240,000 for health care fraud, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Boyles, age 52, pled guilty to one count of “Health Care Fraud” in January 2018. Boyles admitted to 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 occurred from 2008 to 2017 in Harrison County.

Boyles was ordered to pay $244,320.07 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated May 18, 2018

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