More Arrests For TennCare Fraud
Two more people have been charged in Tennessee with defrauding TennCare. 30 year old Jessica Tees of Warren County claimed to have custody of her children, which qualified her for TennCare, but investigators allege she lost custody of the children but continued to report them as dependents. As a result, TennCare paid her more than $15,500 in fees and claims she was not entitled to.
49 year old Nancy Martin of Trousdale County is accused of claiming her children as dependents so she appeared eligible for TennCare, resulting in the state paying fees and claims for her of more than $38,500.
They are both charged with theft of services and TennCare fraud…class C & D felonies. They could receive anywhere from 2 to 20 years in prison and face fines. The office of the inspector general has a website now listing the most wanted fugitives from TennCare fraud. That list can be found at tn.gov/finance. Anyone with information about one of the fugitives on that list can use the contact information on the webpage to report that information.