NASHVILLE – A Knox County woman is charged with TennCare fraud for using the program to pay for a fraudulent prescription.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Laura Ezell, 24 of Knoxville. The arrest was made by the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
Ezell was indicted in Knox County on one count of TennCare fraud and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud for attempting to get a fraudulent prescription filled for the painkiller Hydrocodone, with TennCare paying for the pills.
"Our continuing mission is to prevent fraud and abuse of the TennCare prescription drug program," Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said. "We are vigorously prosecuting anyone who abuses or attempts to abuse the program."... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.