Alabama Woman Ordered To Repay State After TennCare Fraud Conviction
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An Alabama woman charged with TennCare fraud for claiming to live in Tennessee must now repay the state over $54,000 for healthcare insurance benefits paid on her behalf by TennCare. The Office of Inspector General today announced that Melissa Burns, 38, of Florence, Alabama, must repay the state for payments made due to healthcare services she and her family received while they were on TennCare. A Wayne County Criminal Court ordered Burns to repay TennCare a total of $54,225.30. In addition, she was ordered to serve six months in jail, and afterward report to a probation officer until the year 2030.
- Date:August 20, 2014
- Agency:Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration
- State Enforcement Agencies