Friday, September 10, 2021

Des Moines, Iowa – Kimberly Joy Lovekin, age 50 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been charged with one count each of Insurance Fraud – Presenting False Information (Class D Felony), Forgery (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Fraudulent Practices – 2nd Degree (Class D Felony), and Tampering with Records (Aggravated Misdemeanor).

The charges are a result of an investigation conducted by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau which began in July of 2020. In criminal complaints filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, it is alleged Lovekin submitted falsified and fictitious medical records to her insurer which were purported to be from various medical facilities throughout Linn County. The alleged actions in support of her claims for payment resulted in over $7,000 in monetary insurance benefits to which she would not have otherwise been entitled.

On September 4, 2021, Lovekin was arrested and booked into the Linn County Correctional Center. Lovekin was later released after posting a $10,000 bond with trial being set for a future date. No additional details will be provided at this time.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Photo courtesy of the Linn County Correctional Center.