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Cocke Co. Woman Charged A 3rd Time With Doctor Shopping

NASHVILLE, TN - A Cocke County woman is charged for a third time with doctor shopping, or going to multiple doctors to obtain the same or similar controlled substances and using TennCare, the state's Medicaid program, as payment. The Office of Inspector General today announced the arrest of 20-year old Diamond Pearl Ahrens, of Newport. A Cocke County indictment accuses her of three counts of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance by doctor shopping, with TennCare paying for the physician visits. The Cocke County Sheriff's Office assisted in Ahrens's arrest.


Action Details

  • Date:February 28, 2014
  • Agency:Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies