Chandler couple arrested, indicted on 58 counts of fraud totaling over $1.2M

Aug 24, 2021, 12:15 PM | Updated: 12:51 pm

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PHOENIX — A Chandler couple was arrested and indicted on 58 counts of health care and pandemic-related fraud, authorities said Monday.

Dale Henson and Zoila Henson, both 53, allegedly fraudulently billed the Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System for $1.2 million and received COVID-19 pandemic-related loans that were used for personal expenses, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona said in a press release.

The couple is said to have submitted the fraudulent bills to AHCCS over a nine-month period in 2019-2020 and used some of that money to purchase a $1.3 million home in Gilbert, according to the release.

The Hensons also used proceeds from COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster loans to purchase a house in Mexico, where Zoila is a resident, according to the release.

Charges the Hensons face include health care fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.

The couple could face more than 30 years in prison apiece and large fines if convicted.

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Chandler couple arrested, indicted on 58 counts of fraud totaling over $1.2M