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Eastern Idaho Woman Sentenced For Insurance Fraud

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) – A State of Idaho employee Maria Pilar Ramirez pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday, for insurance fraud. According to Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Fourth District Judge Timothy Hansen sentenced Ramirez to 30 days in the county and jail and placed her on probation for five years.

By pleading guilty, Ramirez, 42, of Blackfoot, admitted that she provided her Blue Cross of Idaho insurance information to Juan David Rojas-Torres, a man she had a personal relationship with. Between November 1, 2009, and February 3, 2010, Rojas-Torres represented himself as Ramirez’s husband and had eight teeth removed. The bills for those teeth extractions were billed to Blue Cross of Idaho.

The fraud was discovered after Ramirez’s husband had one of the exact same teeth extracted as Rojas-Torres on April 6, 2012.


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