CUMBERLAND COUNTY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO TENNCARE FRAUD, MUST PAY $11,000 RESTITUTION
NASHVILLE – A Cumberland County woman has agreed to pay the state $11,000 for TennCare medical services she received after fraudulently enrolling in the program.
Jones was sentenced to three years, suspended and placed on probation on the condition that she pays restitution in a lump sum payment of $11,113.03 to TennCare along with a $1,000.00 fine and court costs.
District Attorney Bill Gibson prosecuted the case with the assistance of the Office of Inspector General.
“People we’ve charged with TennCare fraud come from all walks of life,” Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said. “Our office is uncovering various schemes that people are using to defraud the TennCare program and we hope the individuals stealing from the program are getting the message that we are finding them.”Anyone can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982 toll-free from anywhere in Tennessee, or log on to www.tennessee.gov/tenncare and follow the prompts that read “Report Fraud Now.”