OLIVER SPRINGS WOMAN CHARGED WITH TENNCARE FRAUD
ACCUSED OF IMPERSONATING A TENNCARE ENROLLEE TO GET BENEFITS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An Oliver Springs woman has been charged with TennCare fraud. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced that Robin Burress is accused of impersonating a TennCare enrollee in order to see a doctor and obtain prescriptions paid for by TennCare. An indictment also alleges Burress committed forgery and identity theft.
“When people who do not qualify for TennCare use the program, they’re really taking something from all taxpayers as well as robbing the program of its integrity,” Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said.
Two TennCare fraud charges and forgery charge are lodged against Burress. The charges are Class E felonies punishable by up to two years in prison for each charge. The identity theft is a Class D felony punishable by up to four years in prison. District Attorney General J. Scott McCluen 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.”