NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Sumner County man has been charged with TennCare fraud.
Officials from the Office of Inspector General said 29-year-old James Jeffrey Bond of Gallatin was arrested Thursday after being indicted for TennCare fraud.
Bond was charged with three counts of fraudulently using TennCare to obtain controlled substances by means of doctor shopping. He was also charged with two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
Investigators said Bond used TennCare to obtain Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.
"We are aggressively pursuing people who commit TennCare fraud, especially when it comes to prescription drug abuse," Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said. "We all want these drugs off the streets, but we also want to stop the problem of TennCare paying for drugs obtained fraudulently."
If convicted, Bond could be facing two to four years in prison for each charge.
Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.