A Bridgeport, CT city woman has been sentenced to seven months in prison for her role in identity theft and health care fraud scams, according to a statement from federal prosecutors. Nikkita Chesney, 46, will also serve three years of supervised release.
According to the statement, in May 2012, Chesney was employed by a substance abuse treatment provider. She was approached by Toshirea Jackson who suggested she steal the personal identification information of Medicaid clients who were patients of her employer.
The personal identifying information included the patients’ Medicaid identification number, Social Security Numbers and dates of birth.
The fraud scheme involved two businesses, Transitional Development And Training (TDAT) and It Takes A Promise (ITAP), both located at 360 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, which provided social and psychotherapy services, according to the statement.