Employee admits defrauding Humana, pleads guilty to federal charges

A former Humana employee pleaded guilty in federal court May 6 to making personal purchases with Amazon gift cards intended for the insurer's wellness program, according to TV station WAVE.

While working for Humana in Louisville, Ky., Nitin More led the team managing the web component of Go365, a wellness program with millions of participants inside and outside of Humana. Participants who meet health and fitness goals are rewarded with Amazon gift cards.

Mr. More created a code to redeem the Amazon gift cards and used them to purchase $12,000 in personal items. Humana discovered the fraudulent activity after receiving an alert from Amazon in September, according to the report.

On May 6, Mr. More pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and one count of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices. He's slated to be sentenced in August.

Mr. More, who has apologized for his conduct, helped Humana avoid future fraud by showing the company how to fix the loophole in the system, Mr. More's lawyer told WAVE.

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