NYPD Police Officer and 911 Operators, Arrested For an $18M Scam
Six NYPD employees, including a Bronx police officer, were busted by the federals for their involvement in a multimillion-dollar insurance fraud operation. Officer and 911 operators were arrested for an $18m scam. They were targeting car crash victims from “the hood,” inform the officials.
Yaniris Deleon, a police officer, was arrested in Manhattan on Wednesday. Five other 911 operators — Latifah Abdul-Khaliq, Kortnei Williams, Makkah Shabazz, Shakeema Foster, and Angela Meyers — were arrested as well. Allegedly they were accepting bribes in return for confidential information on car crash victims.
Anthony Rose, also known as Todd Chambers, was their alleged ringleader, paid thousands of dollars in bribes. He gave protected patient information to insurance scammers who later would guide the car crash victims to a network of doctors and lawyers in New York and New Jersey. According to court papers, the victims were sent to get unnecessary treatments.
The schemers had a call center based in Queens; they were mainly targeting people in “the hood.” The group managed to gain more than $18 million bilking insurance companies.
Since 2014, the scammers would call their potential victims, telling them they were associated with the NYPD. This way, they were getting their personal info.
More than 60 000 people’s information was compromised.
For one-month work, the NYPD employees and others included in the scheme were getting about $4000.
The scammers were prosecuted on Thursday in the Manhattan federal court. They are charged with solicitation of bribes and gratuities, conspiracy to violate the travel act, and wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health care information.
Deleon pleaded not guilty through her attorney.
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