SUMNER COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR TENNCARE FRAUD
NASHVILLE – A Sumner County man has been charged with TennCare fraud for trying to pay for a forged prescription with his TennCare healthcare benefits. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of 20-year old Danny Ray Kemp of Bethpage. Kemp was indicted by the Sumner County Grand Jury on one count of fraudulently obtaining TennCare benefits by presenting a forged prescription to a local pharmacy for the anti-depressant Xanax and paying for it with his TennCare benefits.
“This case was brought to our attention by an alert and quick-action pharmacist and local officers with the Gallatin Police Department,” Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said. “They are often the first to encounter a person who has committed TennCare fraud, and their cooperation is helping us wage war against TennCare fraud.”
Lawrence Ray Whitley, District Attorney for Sumner County will be prosecuting this case. If convicted Kemp could fact up to 2 years in prison.
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.”