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2 IN RHEA COUNTY ARRESTED FOR TENNCARE FRAUD

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Two Rhea County residents have been charged with TennCare fraud. The Office of Inspector General, with the assistance of the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office, have arrested 34-year-old Dana Trantham of Spring City and 37-year-old Troy Jones of Dayton. Trantham is charged with TennCare fraud and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Trantham is accused of changing the quantity of pills prescribed on a valid prescription for the narcotic Norco, which is a form of the painkiller Hydrocodone. Jones is charged with three counts of fraudulently using TennCare to obtain the painkillers Hydrocodone and Oxycodone by doctor shopping. TennCare fraud is a Class D felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

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