(b) Any person who commits a violation of the provisions of subsection (a) of this section where the benefit sought is one thousand dollars or more in value is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in a correctional facility for not less than one nor more than ten years, fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both, or in the discretion of the circuit court confined in jail for not more than one year and fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.
(c) Any person who commits a violation of the provisions of subsection (a) of this section where the benefit sought is less than one thousand dollars in value is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be confined in jail for not more than one year, fined not more than two thousand five hundred dollars, or both.
(d) Any person convicted of a violation of this section is subject to the restitution provisions of article eleven-a, chapter sixty-one of this code.
(e) In addition to the foregoing provisions, the offenses enumerated in sections twenty-four-e through twenty-four-h, inclusive, article three, chapter sixty-one of this code are applicable to matters concerning workers' compensation insurance.
(f) The circuit court may award to the unit or other law-enforcement agency investigating a violation of this section or other criminal offense related to the business of insurance its cost of investigation.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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