WASHINGTON CO. COUPLE ARRESTED FOR TENNCARE DRUG FRAUD
NASHVILLE – A Washington County couple has been charged with impersonating five different TennCare enrollees in order to obtain highly addictive pain pills.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Christopher Marvin Casey, 29, and his wife Leigh Ann Casey, 29, both accused of using the identities of five Tenncare enrollees to get prescriptions for oxycodone filled at a pharmacy in Johnson City. Oxycodone is the generic drug which is also in the brand pain killers Oxycontin and Percocet – which are all highly addictive and have a street value due to their potency.
Indictments against the Caseys charge each of them with five counts of obtaining medical assistance by false impersonation. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the arrests.
“The Johnson City Police Department laid the groundwork for this case, then called the state in for assistance in pursuing TennCare fraud charges,” Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said. “That’s the kind of cooperation we’re seeing from local police statewide, as they help us wage war against TennCare fraud.”
If convicted, each of the Caseys could be sentenced to up to two years in prison on each of the five counts they face. District Attorney General Joe Crumley will prosecute.
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".