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SEQUATCHIE COUNTY WOMAN CHARGED WITH TENNCARE DRUG FRAUD

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A Sequatchie County, Tennessee woman is charged with doctor shopping for prescription drugs, using TennCare as payment for the pills. Doctor shopping involves going from doctor to doctor in a 30-day period in an effort to obtain multiple drug prescriptions. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office, today announced the arrest of 27-year-old Felicia D. Moore of Dunlap. She is charged with two counts of TennCare fraud by doctor shopping involving the painkillers Percocet and Norco. “Certain prescription drugs are classified as controlled substances because they have a dangerous potential for abuse and addiction,” Inspector General Manny Tyndall said. “TennCare pays for such medications when prescribed under the direction and supervision of a healthcare provider, but we’re committed to pursuing those cases involving fraud and abuse especially when these classifications of dangerous drugs are involved.” District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor is prosecuting. TennCare fraud is now a Class D felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

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