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Two Women Charged With TennCare Fraud In Lauderdale Co.

Nashville, TN - Two women are charged with TennCare fraud in Lauderdale County. One of the women is charged with TennCare doctor shopping and the other is accused of selling prescription drugs obtained with TennCare healthcare insurance benefits. The Office of Inspector General today announced the arrests: Brenda Faye Allen, 47, of Ripley, charged with four counts of fraudulently using TennCare to obtain a controlled substance by doctor shopping for controlled substances. The doctor's office visits and the prescriptions were paid for with TennCare benefits. Carissa Deawn White, 21, of Halls, charged with TennCare fraud and possession of a Schedule III controlled substance with the intent to deliver, after a joint investigation with the Halls Police Department. The drug involved, Hydrocodone, was paid for by TennCare.


Action Details

  • Date:February 6, 2014
  • Agency:Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies