Three Charged With TennCare Fraud

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(Dyer County, TN) Two men and one woman who sold prescription drugs paid for by TennCare were charged with TennCare fraud, which has a sentence of up to two years in prison.

Two Dyersburg residents, 20-year-old Lateia Cruse and 42-year-old Raymond Thomas, and a Trimble resident, 55-year-old Thomas Moore, were arrested on indictments alleging they used TennCare healthcare insurance benefits to get prescription drugs, then resold some of the drugs.

According to the indictments, Cruse used TennCare to get Dextroamphetamine, Thomas got Hydrocodone, and Moore got Oxycodone.

Cruse and Thomas were each charged with one count of TennCare fraud and one count of sale of a controlled substance in a school drug free zone.

Moore was charged with one count of TennCare fraud and one count of sale of a schedule II controlled substance.

Since February 2005, more than 2,000 people have been charged with TennCare fraud.

Tennesseans can get cash rewards for TennCare fraud tips that lead to convictions. You can call 1-800-433-3982 toll-free from anywhere in Tennessee, or log on to www.tn.gov/tnoig/ and follow the prompts that read “Report TennCare Fraud.”



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