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Insurance fraud investigation leads to Cedar Rapids woman’s arrest
She fabricated over $7,000 in medical claims, complaint says
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids woman has been charged with submitting falsified medical records to her insurance company for claims over several months at more than one medical office in Linn County.
Kimberly Joy Lovekin-Poorman, 50, is charged with second-degree fraudulent practice, insurance fraud, forgery and tampering with records between Sept. 11, 2019, and March 4, 2020, according to criminal complaint.
She was arrested earlier this month and a judge set her bail at $10,000, which she later posted and was released.
An investigation conducted by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, which began in July 2020, showed that Lovekin-Poorman is accused of submitting fictitious and falsified medical records from Mercy and UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s medical centers and Ability Physical Therapy and submitted to American Family Assurance Company of Georgia, according to the complaint. The claims for payment totaled $7,490.
The hospitals and other medical facility had no record she received medical treatment on the dates noted in her claims, and the records submitted by her in support of the claims for payment from her insurance provider were “fabricated with the intent to defraud,” the complaint stated.
If convicted on all charges, she faces up to 17 years in prison.
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