A Granite City chiropractor has entered a guilty plea in a healthcare fraud and money laundering case. 45-year-old Dr. Bridget Brasfield of Edwardsville faces up to 20 years in prison for the crime of falsely billing heath care benefit plans over the course of three years.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office of Southern Illinois says Brasfield admitted to submitting around $500,000 in false claims to Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, Federal Employees Health Benefit Program, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and Coventry Insurance. Authorities say Brasfield billed for services provided when she was actually out of the country. The crimes took place between January of 2011 and January 2014. In addition to the possible prison time, also faces a fine of up to $500,000 and probation.