Kentucky Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud
NASHVILLE – A Kentucky woman is charged with TennCare fraud after allegedly reporting false information to the state so she could enroll in TennCare healthcare insurance program.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), in a joint effort with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, today announced the arrest of 32-year-old Brandy Rock of Oak Grove, KY. She is charged with TennCare fraud, which is a class D felony, and class C felony theft of services. Investigators allege she falsely reported a Tennessee residence and claimed to have dependent children in her custody. As a result, TennCare paid approximately $11,700.00 in fees and claims on her behalf.
“The OIG would like to recognize the joint effort of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office,” Inspector General Kim Harmon said. “We work to continue our strong established relationships with sheriffs across the state to ensure that people choosing to abuse TennCare are brought to justice.”
The case is being prosecuted by District Attorney General John W. Carney, Jr. who serves Montgomery and Robertson counties.
The OIG, which is separate from TennCare, began full operation in February 2005 and has investigated over 5,760 criminal cases leading to more than $11.5 million being repaid to TennCare, with a total estimated cost avoidance of more than $163.8 million for TennCare, according to latest figures. To date, 3,133 people have been charged with TennCare fraud.
To access the OIG most wanted list please visit https://www.tn.gov/finance/fa-oig/fa-oig-most-wanted.html. Anyone with information about a wanted subject is urged to use the contact information on the page.
Through the OIG Cash for Tips Program established by the Legislature, Tennesseans can get cash rewards for TennCare fraud tips that lead to convictions. Anyone can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982, toll-free or by logging on to www.tn.gov/oig/ and following the prompts that read “Report TennCare Fraud.”