WASHINGTON CO. WOMAN ACCUSED OF TENNCARE FRAUD
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - The Johnson City Police Department and the Office of TennCare Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of a Washington County woman for TennCare fraud.
24-year-old Jessica Rachel Cox Smith of Johnson City was arrested Monday by the Johnson City Police Department’s criminal investigations unit officers, and she was charged with two counts of TennCare fraud.
An arrest warrant alleges that on two occasions in January 2005, Smith presented forged prescriptions for the medications Lortab and Xanax to a pharmacy in Johnson City, then used another individual’s TennCare prescription card to pay for the forged prescriptions. The warrant says the forged prescriptions were written using a prescription pad taken from a Johnson City eye clinic.
Lortab is a powerful and highly addictive pain medication. Xanax
is an anti-depressant prescribed most often for people with panic