Anderson couple charged with TennCare fraud

OAK RIDGE, Tenn (WVLT) -- An Anderson County couple has been charged with Tenn Care fraud.

Keith M. Riner, 30, and his wife Adrian, 20, both of Oak Ridge were arrested by the Tennessee Office of Inspector General and the Oak Ridge Police Department.

Keith and Adrian Riner have each been charged with one count of TennCare fraud and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

According to the indictment the Riners fraudulently used another person’s TennCare benefits to pay for a forged prescription for the painkiller Oxycodone.

“Local police and communities are cracking down on prescription drug abuse, and when it involves TennCare, we’re pursuing TennCare fraud charges as well,” Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said. “We have all joined together in the war against prescription drug abuse, especially when people try to finance it through TennCare.”

Both face up to six years in jail if convicted on both charges.

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