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Healthcare hustlers plead guilty to bilking $8.8M from MTA benefits providers

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A ringleader in a scheme to defraud health insurance providers for MTA employees has been convicted in federal court after pleading guilty after two other accomplices have been sentenced to prison time.

On Monday, Christine Myers, 38, copped to insurance fraud after an indictment in U.S. federal court in the District of New Jersey. Her and two former MTA employees paid other transit workers cash bribes for fraudulent prescriptions for compounded medications, a hoodwink that that earned them $8.8 million.

“In an era when many Americans worry about securing health insurance for their families, we’ve seen far too many instances where both private and publicly funded insurance providers are being raided for millions in phony reimbursements on compounded medications,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said. “Myers admitted that she and others sought to defraud insurers by recruiting the very people who enjoy that coverage, offering them cash bribes to get medications they didn’t need. Her conviction should serve as a warning to those who would exploit their health coverage for financial gain.”

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