Bradley Co. woman charged with TennCare drug fraud
By WRCB Staff
BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -
A Bradley County woman is charged with TennCare fraud for using the state's healthcare insurance program to pay for fraudulent prescriptions, as well as doctor shopping for drugs.
The Bradley County Sheriff's Office, arrested of 30-year-old Amanda Stringer, of Cleveland. Stringer is accused of using TennCare on three separate occasions to pay for fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances.
Stringer is also charged with three counts of doctor shopping, or obtaining multiple prescriptions of the same or similar controlled substances within a short time period, using TennCare as payment.
“We are working with municipal and county police officers across the state, as they are sometimes the first to find out that TennCare may have been involved in prescription drug abuse. “Local police are clearly committed to eliminating prescription drug abuse, and we're doing our part to stop abusers who are supporting this lifestyle with TennCare,” said Inspector General Manny Tyndall.
TennCare fraud is a Class E felony carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison per charge. District Attorney General Steven Crump is prosecuting.