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Woman Who Defrauded Health & Human Services Tech Company Sentenced to 4+ Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

A Mansfield woman convicted in a $3.7 million wire fraud scheme was sentenced Monday to more than four years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

Tanisha Adderley, 51, was charged via criminal information in September 2023. She pleaded guilty to wire fraud in November 2023 and was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 51 months in federal prison. The judge also ordered her to pay $3,769,401.90 in restitution.

According to court documents, Ms. Adderley worked for a health and human services technology company that recovered fees paid by their clients and remitted refunds to them via wires from their funds recovery bank account. Ms. Adderley had access to the funds recovery bank account and was responsible for obtaining approvals and processing fee refunds.

Over the course of four years, from 2019 to 2023, Ms. Adderley manufactured false approvals and processed wire payments to business bank accounts that she controlled.

Ms. Adderley fraudulently obtained more than $3.7 million in company funds.

The United States Secret Service Dallas Field Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nashonme Johnson prosecuted the case.


Erin Dooley
Press Officer

Updated July 3, 2024

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