KY Man Charged with TennCare Fraud

(WVLT) - A Kentucky man has admitted to crossing the border to illegal obtain TennCare benefits, and investigators say his mother did the same thing.

The Office of Inspector General says Edward Dixon, 22, of Bowling Green, Kentucky pleaded guilty to TennCare fraud and theft of services.

They say Dixon claimed to be a resident of Cheatham County, Tennessee in order to qualify for TennCare.

He was sentenced to four years of probation and has to pay over $5,000 in restitution.

Investigator say Dixon's mother, Nancy Dixon, faced the same charges back in August.

They say she also claimed to live in Tennessee to obtain TennCare benefits.

She pleaded guilty to the same charges and was sentenced to four years probation and to pay over $4,000 in restitution.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10978966 - local8now.com/a?a=10978966
Gray Television, Inc.