DAVIDSON CO. WOMAN CHARGED SECOND TIME FOR TENNCARE FRAUD
FIRST ARREST WAS MID-JULY
NASHVILLE – A Davidson County woman who was charged with TennCare fraud two weeks ago today faces another round of TennCare fraud charges. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today that Lisa Clair Chamberlain, 46, also known as Lisa Clair Jensen, age 46, was arrested for a second time this month on charges that she defrauded the State of Tennessee of TennCare benefits she was not entitled to.
In this second round of charges, OIG special agents say Chamberlain committed the felony offense of fraudulently obtaining TennCare medical assistance benefits, by knowingly presenting ten forged prescriptions over a five month period at two Nashville pharmacies. The forged prescriptions were for methadone and valium. TennCare paid for all of the forged prescriptions.
On July 15, a three-count indictment charged that Chamberlain knowingly presented two forged prescriptions – for methadone and valium - to a pharmacy in Dickson, Tennessee, last December. TennCare paid for both of the prescriptions. Chamberlain was also charged with feloniously obtaining controlled substances.
“The cooperation we have received from local law enforcement has been instrumental in making several TennCare prescription fraud arrests this year,” Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said.
If convicted of the latest charge, a Class E felony, Chamberlain could be sentenced to up to 6 years in prison. Bond was set at $50,000. The arrest was coordinated with the Nashville Metropolitan Correctional Work Center where Ms. Chamberlain is currently being detained on other charges. Davidson County District Attorney Tory 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.”