MAURY CO. WOMAN INDICTED FOR TENNCARE FRAUD
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS INVOLVED
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Maury County woman has been arrested for TennCare prescription drug fraud.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Norma Lynn Ingram, 40, of Mount Pleasant. She is charged with impersonating a TennCare enrollee to obtain Lortab, an addictive painkiller. TennCare paid for the fraudulent prescriptions. Ingram faces five counts of prescription fraud and five counts of TennCare fraud for offenses alleged to have been committed between April and June of this year.
“Tennesseans cannot afford the cost of fraudulent prescriptions,” Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said. “We are working hard to fight prescription fraud – and local providers and law enforcement agencies are helping us tremendously.”
The TennCare fraud charge is a Class E felony, carring a penalty of up to two years in prison. The controlled substance charge is a Class D felony that carries a penalty of up to four years in prison. Ingram’s bond is set a $5,000. District Attorney General T. Michel Bottoms is prosecuting.
Anyone can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982
toll-free from anywhere in Tennessee, or log on to www.tennessee.gov/tenncare
and follow the prompts that read “Report Fraud Now.”