BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) – A McMinn County man is charged for a third time with TennCare "doctor shopping".

Charles E. Self, 43, has been arrested and charged in a Bradley County indictment with three counts of fraudulently obtaining controlled substances using TennCare.

Charges say he went to multiple physicians within a 30-day period, receiving the same or similar controlled substances. 

Self is currently housed in the Bradley County Jail for unrelated charges, where he was served with the indictment.

Self was arrested, in January, after a Bradley County indictment charged him with one count of "doctor shopping."  Then, just over a week later, he was arrested for a second time and charged in Knox County with two counts of "doctor shopping," using TennCare to pay for the same or similar controlled substances.

TennCare fraud is a Class E felony carrying a sentence of up to two years per charge in prison.

Report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982 toll-free from anywhere in Tennessee, or log on to and follow the prompts that read "Report TennCare Fraud." Tennesseans can get cash rewards for TennCare fraud tips that lead to convictions.