Harriman woman charged with doctor shopping

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Harriman woman is facing fraud charges for "doctor shopping," according to the Tennessee Office of Inspector General. Tabitha Inman, 28, is accused of seeing to several doctors in a 30 day period to get prescriptions for pain medications. All of the office visits were paid for by TennCare.

“People who engage in drug fraud and ‘doctor shopping’ with TennCare benefits will be tracked down to face those charges in court,” Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said. “This kind of waste in such an important healthcare program will not be tolerated.”

TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping is a Class E felony, according to the OIG, and each charge could carry a sentence of up to two years.

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