Knox Co. woman charged with TennCare fraud

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Knox Co. woman was charged with using TennCare to use a fraudulent prescrption, the Office of the Inspector General announced on Thursday.

Vera Natascha Milligan, 36, is accused of taking an altered prescription to a pharmacy and using TennCare to pay for it. For that, she's facing one count each of TennCare fraud and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud as well as two counts of forgery.

TennCare fraud is a Class E felony carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison, and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud is a Class D felony, punishable by two to four years per charge in prison, according to the OIG.


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