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DeKalb Co. Man Charged With TennCare Drug Fraud

Nashville, TN - A DeKalb County man is charged with TennCare fraud for using the state's Medicaid program to pay for fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances. The Office of Inspector General, with the assistance of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, today announced the arrest of Jackie Ervin, 36, of Smithville. He is charged with three counts of TennCare fraud and three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. An indictment accuses Ervin of presenting forged prescriptions for the painkiller Lortab and Adderrall, an amphetamine, using TennCare benefits to pay for the forged prescriptions.


Action Details

  • Date:December 3, 2013
  • Agency:Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies