A Mansfield woman pleaded guilty today to a $3.7 million wire fraud scheme, US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton announced.
Tanisha Adderley, 51, was charged with criminal information last September. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud before US Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez.
“We are very proud of the work done by our Secret Service colleagues on this investigation,” said US Attorney Simonton. “No company should have to deal with the scenario it did, where a trusted employee stole millions of dollars from its accounts. The Justice Department will not tolerate such breaches of trust.”
“The Secret Service has a long tradition of investigating those who seek to exploit our financial systems,” said Christina Foley, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Field Office of the US Secret Service. “Working together with our colleagues in the US Attorney’s office, we were able to put an end to this fraud scheme and ensure that those involved are brought to justice.”
According to court documents, Ms. Adderley works for a health and human services technology solutions company that recovers bills paid by their clients and remits refunds to them via wires from their fund recovery account. Ms. Adderley has access to the funds recovery bank account and is responsible for obtaining authorizations and processing payment refunds.
For five years, from 2019 to 2023, Ms. Adderley prepared false approvals and processed wire payments to non-vendor business bank accounts controlled by Ms. Adderley.
Ms. Adderley fraudulently obtained $3.7 million in company funding.
He now faces 20 years in federal prison. His sentencing date is set for May 6, 2024.
The United States Secret Service Dallas Field Office is conducting the investigation. Assistant US Attorney Nashonme Johnson prosecuted the case.