MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2005
TENNCARE FRAUD ARREST IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
ROBERTSON COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH THEFT OF SERVICES
SPRINGFIELD – State authorities today announced the arrest
of a Robertson County man for TennCare fraud. The Office of TennCare
Inspector General (OIG) charged 37-year-old Kenneth Littles of Springfield
with felony theft of services.
Officials say $18,885.37 in unauthorized TennCare benefits were paid
on Littles’ behalf from September 1, 2003 until December 12,
2004. Littles is accused of failing to report his employment and access
to insurance to the TennCare Bureau. Officials say Littles continued
to use TennCare for health care services until December 12, 2004,
despite having insurance available which disqualified him for TennCare
“We hope those that are abusing the TennCare program are getting
the message that we are aggressively pursuing TennCare fraud and making
arrests statewide,” Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said.
“This is our fourth arrest in the last month and we have many
more cases in the pipeline.”
The charge against Littles is a Class C felony, punishable by up
to six years in prison. Littles’ bond was set at $100,000. Robertson
County District Attorney John Carney is prosecuting.