Loudon (WVLT) – Three people have been arrested in Loudon County for stealing Veteran’s benefits.
Ronnie Costner, 68 and Lynn Costner, 57 of Clinton are the former owners of the Mountain View Assisted Living Facility.
According to the TBI, the pair has been under investigation since 2003 when complaints were filed abut abuse of patient funds.
Over the course of the investigation, the TBI’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit was assisted by the Veterans Administration Office of the Inspector General.
They have now each been charged with one count of theft of property over $10,000 but not exceeding $60,000.
Also charged with the same crime is Curtis Sorells, 41 of Clinton who was the former administrator at Mountain View.
The Costner’s also owned two other facilities in East Tennessee, but the benefits were only stolen from a patient at Mountain View.
All three suspects were booked at the Loudon County jail and released on bond.
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