SUMNER COUNTY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO TENNCARE FRAUD
17 CONVICTIONS SINCE FEBRUARY
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Sumner County woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of TennCare fraud. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced that Traci Breedlove, 42, was sentenced to a five years in prison on each of the two charges, to be served concurrently. Her sentence will be suspended when bed space is available at a substance abuse facility, where she must successfully complete the program. She must also withdraw from TennCare enrollment. If she violates these conditions, she could be required to serve the full five-year prison sentence.
Breedlove was among four Sumner County residents charged on August 11 in a Sumner County roundup and charged with obtaining a prescription for the painkiller hydrocodone from a physician while not revealing that she had received a 28-day supply of the same medication just two days earlier. A second charge accused Breedlove with obtaining a prescription for the anti-anxiety medication Alprazolam while hiding the fact that she had received a one-month supply of the same medication just a week earlier. A Sumner Co. indictment accuses Breedlove of using TennCare to pay for both prescriptions.
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.”