She is among 27 defendants in an over-arching medical insurance fraud investigation that also included nurses at city hospitals and runners that reached out to car accident victims, officials said.
Deleon, five 911 operators and a supervising 911 operator allegedly provided the medical insurance scammers with names, phone numbers and confidential information about car accident victims. The runners then reached out to the victims and steered them toward clinics that would bill medical insurance companies for treatments and procedures they didn't need.
The NYPD employees and nurses would get paid for giving the scam artists names and numbers of victims who were encouraged to visit lawyers and medical offices on their payroll in both
The scammers received about
The names, addresses and contact numbers for about 60,000 car accident victims were steered to the scam artists over the last five years, officials said.
The NYPD employees include 911 operators
Five of the NYPD employees were immediately suspended after their arrest, officials said. Abdul-Khaliq resigned from the department in May.
Deleon, who sources said recently had a baby, is accused of providing the leaders of the scheme with the names and numbers of two dozen car accident victims. Williams also provided the the scammers with 30 names. The defendants would send the names over online messaging systems like whatsapp, officials said.
She and the other NYPD employees were told they would be paid about
The scam, led by
"The hood is number one," Rose told the runners. "All that
When they reached out to the victims, the runners would claim they were from a group affiliated with the
Deleon is normally assigned to the 42nd Precinct in the
All of the defendants are expected to appear in
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