E. Tennessee woman to repay nearly $50K in TennCare, food stamp fraud settlement

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Blount Co. woman has been ordered to repay the state $48,530.19 for accepting TennCare and food stamp benefits she isn't eligible for.

Angela L. Teffeteller, 36, of Maryville was charged with nine counts of food stamp fraud, six counts of TennCare fraud, and one count of theft of services. She pleaded guilty to all of them, according to a Department of Finance and Administration press release.

Teffeteller got three years probation and judicial diversion.

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  • by GEORGE Location: LOUSVILLE on Jun 5, 2008 at 04:25 PM
    im glad they caught her she should have to go to jail also i know her family and her husband makes between 50,000 & 70,000 a year at a local company what low lifes people who are disabled cant afford insurance and have to do without food to pay for medical bills and these people robbed all of them . i dont know how they sleep at night they should put her husband in jail to you had to know he knew all about it
  • by Donna Location: Maryville on May 7, 2008 at 11:36 AM
    If they check up on so many women who keep having babies, but don't "live" with a husband or boyfriend, they might catch alot more. I know of people who get public aid and drive better cars and eat better food than I do. Some are in line and buy food with their foodstamp card and then purchase beer at the same time. If they needed help that bad then why are they able to purchase alchol at the same time? People know how to lie, steal and cheat the government, this one woman is proof of that...too bad they haven't caught the rest yet.
  • by mary on May 6, 2008 at 02:41 PM
    If they can catch one, they should be able to catch more! I am a full time employee with no insurance benefits and due to illness have a big hospital bill to pay. My taxes pay for illegals and cheats to have free care, while I work and have to pay medical bills $20 at a time. Only in America!
  • by jc Location: Gautier, MS on May 6, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    I think they need to catch more than just her taking advantage of the system, there are people who work hard to take care of there kid or kids and struggle with money, and don't recieve assistance who really need it, but do not qualify. Then you have the ones who sit at home rent free, do not work, have child care taken care of and recieve hundred of dollars worth of food stamps, and they have new cloths new car? Something needs to change!
  • by East TN Location: Newport on May 5, 2008 at 07:01 PM
    Good. She should have to pay it back. And so should all the others that are telling lies to qualify. People who are trying and really need help can't get it because there are so many that are defrauding and beating the system. I am tired of money being taken out of my check to pay for a scheming low life to have it made on easy street.


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