A woman from Fairfield County is heading to prison after admitting to her role in stealing identifying information of more than 150 Medicaid patients to steal more than a million dollars. A woman from Fairfield County is heading to prison after admitting to her role in stealing identifying information of more than 150 Medicaid patients to steal more than a million dollars.
Bridgeport resident Nikkita Chesney, 46, was sentenced in Bridgeport district court to seven months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in a Medicaid fraud scheme.
Chesney pleaded guilty in October last year to one count of health care fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. She must also pay restitution of $1,369,654.57.
In May 2012, Chesney was employed by a healthcare provider that offered substance abuse treatment, including a detoxification program, when she was approached by Juliet Jacob and Toshirea Jackson. At the time, the pair operated two businesses, Transitional Development And Training and It Takes A Promise, both located on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, which provided social and psychotherapy services.
Chesney admitted that, at the suggestion of Jackson, she began to steal the identification information of Medicaid clients who were patients of her […]
Bridgeport Woman Sentenced For ID Theft, Health Care Fraud
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