- Attorney General Stuart Rabner and Division
of Criminal Justice Director Gregory A.
Paw announced that two Essex County women
have been sentenced for illegally using
insurance identification information to
fraudulently receive more than $44,000 worth
of medical treatment.
According to Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
Greta Gooden Brown, Olivette Henderson,
34, of Newark and Quvier Richardson, 28,
also of Newark, were each ordered by Essex
County Superior Court Judge Thomas R. Vena
to serve three years probation and to pay
$3,000 in fines and restitution. The defendants
pleaded guilty separately to state grand
jury indictments filed by the Division of
Criminal Justice - Office of Insurance Fraud
On Nov. 15, 2005, Henderson pleaded guilty
before Judge Vena to health care claims
fraud and identity theft, charges contained
in a Sept. 14, 2005 indictment. At the guilty
plea, Henderson admitted that from Dec.
11, 2000 through March 12, 2001, she used
Richardson’s insurance identification
information to obtain medical care, including
foot surgery and related medical services.
An investigation by the Division of Criminal
Justice - Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
determined that Henderson submitted more
than $44,000 in bills to the CIGNA Property
and Casualty Insurance Company and CIGNA
paid approximately $7,550.
As a result of the investigation, Richardson
pleaded guilty on Oct. 13, 2006 to health
care claims fraud, a charge contained in
a March 9, 2006 indictment.
State Investigators Thomas Ference and Jeffrey
Lorman and Deputy Attorney General Philip
J. Mogavero were assigned to the investigation.
DAG Mogavero represented the Office of Insurance
Fraud Prosecutor at the sentencing.