Feds: Capital Blue Cross employee led $292K fraud scheme

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A former Capital Blue Cross employee was indicted for health care fraud after a federal grand jury found she headed up a scheme to file bogus insurance claims.

Chireta E. Dantzler, 34, of Harrisburg, was a health claims examiner in 2012 and 2013 when approximately $292,000 in fraudulent claims were paid to four co-conspirators, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Peter Smith’s office.

The grand jury indictment names Victoria Thomas, 37, of Harrisburg; Henry Bell, 61, and Latanya Hill, 45, both of Baltimore; and Deneen Whiteside, 56, of Parkville, Maryland, as the co-conspirators.

Dantzler filed the fake insurance claims for the others and represented they received health care ambulance services when they had not. The claimants then gave Dantzler a share of the insurance money they received from Capitol Blue Cross and two other providers, Smith’s office said.

Capitol Blue Cross fired Dantzler after it discovered the scheme.

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