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Sat Jul 13, 2019, 11:24 PM

Bridgeport woman sentenced in Medicaid fraud scheme

BRIDGEPORT A city woman was sentenced Friday to seven months in prison for her role in a Medicaid fraud scheme, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham.

Nikkita Chesney, 46, of Bridgeport, will serve seven months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Chesney was employed by a health care provider that offers substance abuse treatment in May 2012. The treatment options included a detoxification program in Bridgeport. During her employment, she was trained by Toshirea Jackson.

Jackson and Juliet Jacob ran two businesses Transitional Development and Training and It Takes A Promise, which provided social and psychotherapy services. The facilities are both located at 360 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport.

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Chesney has been ordered by a judge to pay $1,369,654.57 in restitution.

Read more: https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Feds-Bridgeport-woman-sentenced-in-Medicaid-14092261.php

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