published Friday, September 28th, 2012

Dunlap, Tenn., woman charged with TennCare fraud

A Dunlap, Tenn., woman has been arrested and charged with TennCare fraud by “doctor shopping,” or using program benefits to obtain prescription drugs from multiple physicians.

Christy L. Stewart, 32, is charged with seeking the painkiller hydrocodone, according to a news release from the Tennessee Office of Inspector General.

TennCare fraud is a Class E felony, and conviction carries a sentence of up to two years in prison.

The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest, the release states.

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