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Davidson County Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

 

Tennessee Department of Finance and AdministrationNashville, TN – A Davidson County woman is charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services for allegedly reporting a false Tennessee residence in order to receive TennCare healthcare insurance benefits.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) in a joint effort with Metro Nashville Police announced that 59-year-old Virginia Watson has been charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services under $10,000, both of which are class D felonies.

Virginia Watson

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Weakley County Woman Charged with TennCare Drug Fraud

 

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Tennessee Division of Health Care Finance & AdministrationNashville, TN – A Weakley County woman is charged in nearby Madison County with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, which involves fraudulent use of the state’s healthcare insurance program to obtain controlled substances.

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Dickson County Fugitive Sheri Pollard in Custody on TennCare Fraud Charges

 

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TennCareNashville, TN – After being on the run for 14 months, a Dickson County woman is now in custody and charged with TennCare fraud for selling prescription drugs paid for by the state’s healthcare insurance program.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office and the 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force, today announced the arrest of Sheri Lynn Pollard, 21, of Dickson.

Sheri Lynn Pollard

Sheri Lynn Pollard

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Houston County Woman Charged 2nd Time with TennCare Drug Fraud

 

TennCareNashville, TN – A Houston County woman is charged for a second time with TennCare fraud involving prescription drugs.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) with the assistance of the Houston County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Chrystal H. Hastings, 44, of Erin, TN. Hastings is charged with four counts of TennCare fraud for presenting forged prescriptions for the painkiller Oxycodone, using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits to pay for the forgeries.

Chrystal H. Hastings has been arrested and charged with four counts of TennCare fraud.

Chrystal H. Hastings has been arrested and charged with four counts of TennCare fraud.

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Houston County Woman Charged with 31 Counts of TennCare Fraud

 

TennCareNashville, TN – A Houston County woman is charged in Montgomery County with TennCare fraud for creating and filling fraudulent prescriptions, using TennCare as payment.        

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) with the assistance of the 19th Judicial Drug Task Force today announced the arrest of Chrystal Hope Hastings, 44, of Erin, TN. She is charged with 31 counts of TennCare fraud and 25 counts of prescription drug fraud. 

Chrystal Hope Hastings of Houston County was charged in Montgomery County with TennCare Fraud.

Chrystal Hope Hastings of Houston County was charged in Montgomery County with TennCare Fraud.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 11

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 11 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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TBI Medicaid Fraud Investigation Indicts, Charges Nurse

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained an indictment for a nurse accused of falsifying records, resulting in fraudulent claims to TennCare.

After receiving information from the Tennessee Department of Health, Agents began investigating Brenda Shields (DOB 4-4-70) on March 14th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Shields, while working as an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for CareAll, falsified timesheets and nursing notes, forged client signatures, and did not work some of her shifts as reported to her employer.

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Carla Gonzalez of Montgomery County Charged with TennCare Fraud

 

TennCareNashville, TN – A Montgomery County woman is charged with fraudulently obtaining TennCare healthcare insurance benefits by falsely claiming a child as a dependent in order to qualify for the state program.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, today announced the arrest of Carla A. Gonzalez, 28, of Clarksville Tennessee.

Carla Gonzalez of Montgomery County Charged with TennCare Fraud

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Robertson County, Henry County Residents Ordered to Repay TennCare

 

Tennessee Division of Health Care Finance & AdministrationNashville, TN – Residents of Robertson County and Henry County have been ordered to repay the state in plea agreements resulting from TennCare fraud charges brought by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

In Robertson County, Michelle Owen, 48, of Springfield, was ordered to repay a total of $10,000. Of that, $7,500 will be paid to TennCare and the remaining $2,500 will be paid to United Healthcare, the healthcare insurance plan providing TennCare benefits.

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Cheatham County Man Charged with TennCare Drug Fraud

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – A Cheatham County man is charged with TennCare fraud in connection with the sale of prescription drugs paid for by the state’s health care insurance program.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office, today announced the arrest of David Lee Weaks, 51, of Ashland City.

David Lee Weaks of Ashland City Tennessee charged with TennCare Fraud.

David Lee Weaks of Ashland City Tennessee charged with TennCare Fraud.

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