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Sullivan Co. Man Arrested After Eluding TennCare Fraud Charges

NASHVILLE, TN - A Sullivan County is in custody almost a year after he was charged with TennCare fraud. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with assistance from Kingsport Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department, today announced the arrest of Phillip Serpas, 31, of Kingsport. A four-count indictment returned by a grand jury in June of last year - 11 months ago - charges him with presenting an altered diagnostic imaging report and patient profile for the purposes of fraudulently obtaining prescriptions from a doctor for painkiller Oxycodone and the anti-anxiety medication Alprazolam. Serpas used TennCare benefits to pay for the fraudulent Oxycodone prescriptions.


Action Details

  • Date:April 4, 2014
  • Agency:Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies