Preston Woman Gets Jail and Probation for False Insurance Claims
BOISE, Idaho (KLIX)-A Preston woman will have to spend less than a week in jail and three years on probation for insurance fraud for submitting false claims to an insurance company.
According to the Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, 46-year-old Tara Harris was sentenced Thursday, November 14, after she pleaded guilty to the one count in September. Harris must also serve 30 days of house arrest once she is out of her four day jail time and complete 100 hours of community service as well as pay $1,881 in restitution.
Harris, working as an insurance biller at a hospital, had submitted false claims to AFLAC Accident Insurance between 2015 and 2016 using medical records she got from her employment and then modified them to make them look as if members of her family had received the treatment; the insurance company then paid out benefits not entitled to her. The Idaho Department of Insurance investigated the case.