Knoxville man charged with TennCare fraud

Knoxville (WVLT) – A Knoxville man faces charges of identity theft and TennCare Fraud.

The Tennessee Office of the Inspector General and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department say 28-year-old Willie R. Norton of Knoxville used another person’s TennCare card to receive medical care in October 2006.

An indictment accuses Norton of six counts of TennCare fraud, one count of identity theft and one count of criminal impersonation.

Identity theft is a Class D felony that carries a maximum of four years in prison. Illegally obtaining TennCare medical benefits is a Class E felony that carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison per charge. Criminal impersonation is a Class B felony that carries a maximum sentence of twelve years in prison.

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