Seven people indicted for health insurance fraud

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BOSTON, Mass. (MassGOV)  Attorney General Maura Healey announced that seven people have been indicted in connection with a coordinated scheme to collect reimbursement checks from Massachusetts health insurance companies for medical treatment they never received.

The charges are the result of a joint investigation conducted by the AG’s Office and the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts revealing that, from March 2015 through February 2021, the defendants fraudulently collected more than $326,000 in reimbursement checks from their insurance companies after submitting 18 false insurance claims for medical treatment they allegedly received while traveling in Africa.

The AG’s investigation found that the 18 sets of medical records provided by the defendants to their insurance companies were substantially similar and several of the defendants were working and collecting wages in the United States on the same dates they were allegedly hospitalized and receiving care in Africa.

All of these charges are allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The seven defendants were indicted Monday by a Statewide Grand Jury on the following charges:

Henry Ezeonyido, 34, of Reading

  • Insurance Fraud (7 counts)
  • Larceny (3 counts)
  • Attempted Larceny (4 counts)
  • Conspiracy (1 count)
  • Common and Notorious Thief (1 count)

Donald Ezeonyido, 37, of Stoughton

  • Insurance Fraud (3 counts)
  • Larceny (3 counts)
  • Attempted Larceny (1 count)
  • Conspiracy (1 count)

Ikenna Nwachineke, 45, of Stoughton

  • Insurance Fraud (2 counts)
  • Larceny (2 counts)
  • Conspiracy (1 count)

Sike Ekhator, 37, of Revere

  • Insurance Fraud (1 count)
  • Larceny (1 count)
  • Conspiracy (1 count)

Solange Takor, 37, of Brockton

  • Insurance Fraud (2 counts)
  • Larceny (1 count)
  • Attempted Larceny (1 count)
  • Conspiracy (1 count)

Oyemwen Tina Ehigie, 55, of Dedham

  • Insurance Fraud (1 count)
  • Larceny (1 count)
  • Conspiracy (1 count)

Pamela Ahmad, 39, of Dorchester

  • Insurance Fraud (1 count)
  • Attempted Larceny (1 count)
  • Conspiracy (1 count)

The defendants will be arraigned in Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Essex, and Worcester Superior Courts at a later date.

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