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Non-DOJ Individual Sentenced for Theft in Connection with Health Care for Using the Health Insurance of a then BOP Correctional Officer


On September 30, 2020, a non-DOJ individual was sentenced to twenty-four months of probation for one count of theft in connection with health care.  Deanna JeffersonSmith was sentenced in the Northern District of Texas.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, in or about 2013, JeffersonSmith provided her children’s personal identifiers to a then BOP Correctional Officer with whom she was friends, so that the Correctional Officer could add JeffersonSmith’s children to the then Correctional Officer’s Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) health insurance as the then Correctional Officer’s dependents.  JeffersonSmith then used that insurance coverage to obtain medical services for her children from in or about 2014 through in or about 2015, knowing that they were not entitled to coverage under the then Correctional Officer’s policy. The investigation was conducted by the OIG’s Dallas Field Office and OPM OIG, with assistance from the Cyber Investigations Office.

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