NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- An Anderson County man faces 27 charges of TennCare fraud in Knox County for using his son's benefits.
A Knox County Grand Jury charged Anthony Eugene Morgan, Sr., 44, of Clinton, with four counts of identity theft and 27 counts of TennCare fraud. Investigators say between April and June 2011, he received TennCare healthcare insurance benefits by identifying himself as his son, with the intention of committing unlawful activity.
This is Morgan's second arrest for TennCare fraud. His first was in April 2011, when he was charged with attempting to use his son's TennCare benefits in order to get a prescription for the painkiller Percoset.
“Tennesseans will no longer tolerate prescription abuse, and we intend to stop this crime in the TennCare program,” Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said. “Providers, pharmacies, and police are more acutely aware of the extremes some people will go to in order to get prescription drugs, especially painkillers.”