Blount Co. Woman charged with TennCare fraud

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Blount Co. woman faces fraud charges after allegedly using TennCare to pay for fake prescriptions in Knox Co. Tiffany S. Scott, 37, is charged with one count of TennCare fraud and four counts of obtaining a prescription drug by fraud, the Office of Inspector General announced on Wednesday.

“Whether a person is getting prescription drugs for their own use or to sell, if TennCare is used to finance this abuse, we’re going to go after it,” Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said. “Painkillers can be dangerous drugs in the wrong hands, and used the wrong way.”

The 37 year-old is accused of presenting altered prescriptions on two separate occasions for the drug Ultram, also known as Tramadol, and letting TennCare foot the bill.

The Inspector General's Office said Scott could face a two year sentence, if convicted.

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