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Criminal Investigation | June 24, 2020

Three Defendants Plead Guilty in $65 Million Health Care Fraud; Additional Charges Brought Against Alleged Ringleaders


Three former U.S. service members pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting their roles in a fraud scheme that bilked the military healthcare program known as TRICARE out of more than $65 million. Kyle Adams, Daniel Castro and Jeremy Syto are scheduled to be sentenced September 11, 2020 before U.S. District Court Judge Janis L. Sammartino. At the same time, the alleged ringleaders of this scheme were charged with additional crimes. Jimmy and Ashley Collins, a civilian married couple living in Cleveland, Tennessee, were originally charged in January 2018. They were charged on June 9, 2020 with additional crimes related to their operation of the scheme that cheated the health care program that covers United States military service members, retirees, and their dependents.