Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Record number of TennCare arrests in October


The state of Tennessee saw a record-setting number of TennCare fraud arrests in October. The Office of the Inspector General reports three dozen people were charged in October.

Heather Davis of Oliver Springs, 20, is the latest. She faces one felony charge of fraud for trying to get several prescriptions of the painkiller Oxycodone. Davis could serve up to two years in prison if convicted.

More than 500 people have been arrested for TennCare fraud since the crackdown began in February, 2005.