Two residents of Monroe and Knox counties are charged with TennCare fraud in separate cases out of Knoxville. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today (Wednesday, August 23, 2017 the arrest of 47-year-old Teresa A. Davis of Knoxville and 63-year-old Earnest Breeden of Loudon. Davis is charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services in connection with failing to disclose her correct income to the state in order to appear eligible for TennCare healthcare insurance benefits. Breeden is charged with TennCare fraud, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and attempt to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. Authorities say that on two separate occasions, Breeden altered legitimate prescriptions to increase the strength of the drug, attempting to use TennCare to pay for the altered prescriptions. Pharmacy staff caught the second forgery and alerted authorities. District Attorney General Charme P. Allen is prosecuting. TennCare fraud is now a Class D felony punishable by up to four years in prison.