DAVIDSON CO. WOMAN ARRESTED FOR TENNCARE DRUG FRAUD
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Davidson County woman has been charged with trying to use her TennCare coverage to pay for a forged prescription.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of 37-year-old Courtney Carroll Burt of Madison. Warrants obtained by OIG Special Agents accuse her of presenting a Nashville pharmacy with an altered prescription for Lortab last month. Burt is charged with one count of attempted TennCare fraud, one count of forgery, and one count of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud.
“The prescription drugs that are classified as controlled substances have a dangerous potential for addiction and abuse,” Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said. “TennCare authorizes such medications only in the dosage and quantity prescribed by a licensed physician.”
TennCare fraud and forgery are Class E felonies, which carry a sentence of up to two years in prison. Attempting to obtain controlled substances by fraud is a Class D felony that carries a sentence of up to four years in prison. District Attorney General Torry Johnson is prosecuting.
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.”