Former Patient, Medical Employee Charged In Prescription Fraud

Posted at 10:48 PM, Jun 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:35:41-04

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A former patient and former employee of a Cookeville medical office have been indicted for prescription fraud.

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 35-year-old Timothy Preston Porter and 45-year-old Cora Elise Wyatt have been accused of fraudulently obtaining prescription medications.

The TBI began investigating Porter, a patient at Family Foot Center in Cookeville, in October 2014.

Porter allegedly continued receiving prescription medications after a physician released him from care.

Authorities said Wyatt, a surgical assistant at the physician’s office, called in several prescriptions for him to pharmacies in Livingston without the physician’s knowledge. The two were reportedly in a relationship at the time.

In May, an Overton County grand jury indicted both suspects on six counts of Obtaining/Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud. They were booked into the Overton County Jail and released on a $50,000 bond.

Photos of the suspects were not immediately available.