PUTNAM COUNTY WOMAN CHARGED WITH TENNCARE FRAUD
NASHVILLE – A Putnam County woman has been charged with TennCare fraud in connection with obtaining prescription drugs.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Amanda Maynard, 25, of Cookeville. She’s accused of committing the felony offense of fraudulently obtaining TennCare medical assistance benefits by presenting six invalid prescriptions between March 22 and April 23 to a pharmacy in Livingston, in Overton County.
“Once again, the cooperation we receive from local law enforcement has been instrumental in making a TennCare prescription fraud arrest,” Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said. The Livingston Police Department assisted the OIG in the matter.
If convicted of the Class E felony, Maynard could be sentenced to up to 2 years. She turned herself in at the Overton County Sheriff’s office. Bond has been set at $5,000. Overton County District Attorney Bill Gibson 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.”