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Hermitage Woman Charged With TennCare Fraud

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The TennCare inspector general office said a Nashville woman claimed to have a child in her care so she could get state health care benefits.

The office announced on Monday the arrest of 42-year-old Toni R. Petty of Hermitage. Petty was charged with two counts of TennCare fraud and one count of theft of services.

The felony counts could lead to two years in prison, if Petty is convicted.

The inspector general's office began operation in 2005. To date, more than 1,800 people have been charged with TennCare fraud.

The health care program has recovered more than $3.5 million in restitution and repayment.

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