Police: 4 arrested after stealing from substance abuse treatment program

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After a seven-month investigation, state police have arrested four people involved with stealing money from a state-run substance abuse treatment program in Bridgeport.

A police report says Nikkita Chesney, a case worker at Access to Recovery, promised clients cash in return for requesting day care services.

The recovery program already offers that benefit.

Police say Chesney and her co-conspirators forged documents to make clients appear eligible for benefits when they weren't.

The four allegedly stole over $35,000 from the program.

The suspects face a variety of theft and forgery charges.

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