Arkansas Woman Charged With TennCare Fraud
A woman living in West Memphis Arkansas has been charged with TennCare fraud. Investigators with the Office of the Inspector General say Angellee Patterson was living in Arkansas when she reported a Tennessee address to the state. That resulted in TennCare paying $82,512.04 in fees and claims on behalf of her and her family. Inspector General Kim Harmon said. ““TennCare benefits are designed to assist those who qualify and who reside within the borders of our great state. The Office of Inspector General strives to protect taxpayers’ hard-earned money by ensuring those committing fraud will face consequences, one being restitution to TennCare.” She is charged with TennCare fraud, a class D felony, but is also charged with theft of property over $60,000…a class B felony that is punishable by eight to 30 years’ imprisonment, as well as a fine of up to $25,000.