Old Hickory Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud
Updated: Tuesday, June 17 2014, 04:48 PM CDT
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A Davidson County woman was charged with TennCare fraud, according to a Tuesday release from the state.
April S. Bartlett, 24, of Old Hickory, is accused of “doctor shopping,” or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors to obtain prescriptions for controlled substances.
Bartlett was charged with five counts of doctor shopping for prescriptions for controlled substances, with the clinical visits or the prescriptions being paid for by TennCare.
“We intend to eliminate drug fraud in the TennCare program, including doctor shopping for drugs as well as any effort to get prescription drugs to sell to others,” Acting Inspector General Robert White said. “Doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement are committed to working against this crime in Tennessee.”
TennCare fraud is a Class E felony carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison per charge. District Attorney General Victor S. Johnson, III, will be prosecuting this case.