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Jefferson Co. Woman Facing 3rd TennCare Fraud Charge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Jefferson County woman is charged in both Knox and Hamblen Counties for TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain prescriptions for controlled substances. The Office of Inspector General, assisted by the Hamblen and Knox County Sheriff's Offices, today announced the arrest of Shirley Jean Whitehead, also known as Shirley Jean Barnes, 47, of Jefferson City. She is charged in Knox County with doctor shopping and six counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Barnes was transferred to Knox County from Hamblen County, where she is charged with two counts of doctor shopping.


Action Details

  • Date:August 5, 2014
  • Agency:Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies