Rutherford County Woman Charged With TennCare Fraud
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A woman was charged with theft and defrauding TennCare after officials said she received healthcare insurance benefits through the program despite being eligible.
On Thursday, The Office of Inspector General said 26-year-old Kristy Robinson of Smyrna was charged with one count of TennCare fraud and one count of theft of services over $10,000.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office assisted in Robinson's arrest.
"People who misrepresent something about their current situation in order to qualify for TennCare are going to be caught and prosecuted," Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said.
Charges said she received TennCare benefits by means of willfully false statement or other fraudulent means.
The TennCare fraud charge could carry up to a two-year sentence, and the theft of services charge could result in a sentence up to 4 years. District Attorney General William C. Whitesell, Jr. is prosecuting.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)