20 Arrested For TennCare Fraud

20 Arrested For TennCare Fraud

There are 23 comments on the WTVC Chattanooga story from Dec 10, 2008, titled 20 Arrested For TennCare Fraud. In it, WTVC Chattanooga reports that:

TennCare fraud charges involving prescription painkillers were lodged today against 20 people in Smith County after an undercover operation involving the Office of Inspector , the 15th Judicial Drug Task Force ...

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“uhuh”

Since: Nov 08

Forney, TX

#1 Dec 10, 2008
I just read it; not good . Penalty up to 2 yrs. These people must be so embarassed; names were published don't get me wrong am not condoning it but if they have children they will be penalised as well. Children can be cruel . Wish the parents would have thought of that before.
DoTell1969

Gainesboro, TN

#2 Dec 11, 2008
Why not go for the person or persons handing out the prescriptions for these drugs. We ALL know there's a "go to" person in Carthage passing out prescriptions hand over fist for this crap.
I feel sorry for the families of these people for many reasons. Think of the embarassment, think of what these families are doing without because of the addiction problems. How many kids go to bed hungry or alone and scared because the parents are addicted to pills and spend all their waking moments trying to find ways to get more and spending what income they have on more more more pills.
No doubt TennCare can point fingers to the names of the PEOPLE passing out these pills .. am I right?

“uhuh”

Since: Nov 08

United States

#3 Dec 11, 2008
All they have to do is look at the signature of the doctor on prescription.
DoTell1969

Gainesboro, TN

#4 Dec 18, 2008
One would think it was that easy, maybe it's too easy for the TennCare Fraud people to catch on.
carthage

Clarksville, TN

#5 Dec 29, 2008
skyes wrote:
All they have to do is look at the signature of the doctor on prescription.
DONT BLAME THE DOCTOR BLAME THE PERSON THEY CHOOSE TO DO IT!

“uhuh”

Since: Nov 08

Athens, TN

#6 Jan 1, 2009
am certainly not blaming the doctor- just answered above question.
DoTell1969

Gainesboro, TN

#7 Jan 6, 2009
In some cases the Dr or PA would be the very person to blame, an addict is not a clear thinking person. An ADDICT will do whatever to get what they want. And just maybe there's a link to DHS in Smith County and or CPS and the local "dr feel good" .. ever think about that?
carthage

Clarksville, TN

#8 Jan 8, 2009
its so easy to blame someone else. its an excuse you are responsible for your OWN actions.
carthage

Clarksville, TN

#9 Jan 8, 2009
frankly im tired of working my tail off so these people can sell their prescriptions and get money. dont get me wrong i do understand people need help when they dont make enough money but gezzz dont take ADVANTAGE of someone helping you
DoTell1969

Gainesboro, TN

#10 Jan 22, 2009
and for some the re-selling of prescription drugs is a source of income not just a hobby, too many people turn a blind eye to the goings on even in CPS and DHS. could they be far to busy to be bothered or just dont care??
Grew up in Carthage

Gallatin, TN

#11 Jan 27, 2009
some of these people didnt do this and were arrested anyway.And i woud know because my mother was arrested. Her lawer made a motion of discovery and when they listened to the snitches tape recording the lawer started laughing. She said NO NO NO NO NO and never said yes. It was an exampe of the good old boy system. I bet the only bail bonds man around made some good money over this process. It is enough to p155 you off!!!!!!!!!
Carthage Catastrophe

Gainesboro, TN

#12 Jan 28, 2009
Grew up in Carthage wrote:
some of these people didnt do this and were arrested anyway.And i woud know because my mother was arrested. Her lawer made a motion of discovery and when they listened to the snitches tape recording the lawer started laughing. She said NO NO NO NO NO and never said yes. It was an exampe of the good old boy system. I bet the only bail bonds man around made some good money over this process. It is enough to p155 you off!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely right grew up in Carthage. They are all innocent. The records for them getting TennCare are false.
Not one of them even went to the doctor or received any medication so how can they even sell any medication.
It is totally absurd that they have cheated the system and are causing healthcare prices to soar.
How can those professionals meaning the Office of Inspector general even consider these charges?
It is a ridiculous claim you have made for even trying to present them as being innocent.
Times are tough and people will do what ever it takes to get by but to encourage this behavior is not only wrong but hurtful too.
As soon as they admit that there is a problem then they can get help but to further insult the taxpayers by failing to admit they have a problem and causing taxpayers the extra burden of prosecuting them well they should receive the harshest punishment possible and not get any help at all.
You along with everyone else in Tennessee should be p155 off at these indicted people and should help the Office of Inspector General with getting similar persons and Doctors caught and in Jail.
MostWanted

Gallatin, TN

#13 Feb 19, 2009
I was under the impression the people indicted back on Dec 1st, 2008 was due to having TennCare as their insurance carrier BUT had been offered insurance by another source such as an employer and turned it down either because TennCare was free or better insurance than they were offered.

I know this happened to one lady I am acquainted with. She was charged with fraud that had nothing to do with prescription . She was aware her employee offered insurance but did not know it was against the law if she did not drop the TennCare she already had before her employment and pick up the insurance at her new job for a cost.

But if the Dec. indictments was related I need to read the paper closer. Or maybe there was a mixture of both.
Happy Girl

Nashville, TN

#14 Feb 23, 2009
skyes wrote:
I just read it; not good . Penalty up to 2 yrs. These people must be so embarassed; names were published don't get me wrong am not condoning it but if they have children they will be penalised as well. Children can be cruel . Wish the parents would have thought of that before.
I doubt they are too embarrassed or they wouldn't be selling drugs. Take Crystal Mofield for example. She has the audacity to claim to be a good mother while she sits around eating (obviously) at our expense, selling drugs (paid for by us), using drugs, and hanging out with the scum bag nasty family that raised her... Same family that wouldn't even raise their own children.. Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, etc. etc. etc. If that doesn't embarrass someone enough to keep them from marching themselves down to sign up for handouts, then nothing should..
Lucky Charms

Gainesboro, TN

#16 Mar 19, 2010
july carthage wrote:
Ok all these people are in the wrong but lets don't forget who busted them. A low life, who stole from people,who was in a murder,who did not care for his family.Also sold foodstamps that the county gave to care for his family.They were sold for drugs. And there is so much more. I just do not think this bust should have been handled in the way it was.
You support the dopers huh SG?
Sounds like your one that got busted because how would you know the way it was handled. LOL
You just making stuff up aren't you SG.
If this was the truth than that person should get charged.Why are you afraid to go to the police with your proof?
You don't have any proof do you ?
You should go to the police and tell it with the proof, handle it right then. Cause this sure ain't right making accusations blindly and anonymously.
Why this way? Are you afraid because it's all a lie?
Is this is your pitiful attempt to feel better about getting busted!!
Feel better now , SG!!!!!!
Sunglasses at night

Gainesboro, TN

#17 Mar 19, 2010
july carthage wrote:
Ok all these people are in the wrong but lets don't forget who busted them. A low life, who stole from people,who was in a murder,who did not care for his family.Also sold foodstamps that the county gave to care for his family.They were sold for drugs. And there is so much more. I just do not think this bust should have been handled in the way it was.
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july carthage

Carthage, TN

#18 Mar 19, 2010
Once again I HAVE NOT been busted.I am 41 yrs old and never been in trouble.I do have friends that he caused a lot of trouble.I just do not want people who are not aware of him to be on alert.Frankly I dnt know why anyone would take up for him.Even his family is aware of the way he is.
Cornbread

Clarksville, TN

#19 Mar 19, 2010
july carthage wrote:
Once again I HAVE NOT been busted.I am 41 yrs old and never been in trouble.I do have friends that he caused a lot of trouble.I just do not want people who are not aware of him to be on alert.Frankly I dnt know why anyone would take up for him.Even his family is aware of the way he is.
HAHAHA your actining like you got busted.
Your doing this for youir friends - wow what does that say about you. I'm sure all th ebad guys know what they need to know so what is it you actually want? Oh a pat on the back from all your doper friends?
Name

United States

#20 Mar 19, 2010
He probably bought some STUFF from his friends and it screwed his buying process up. LOL
sickandtired01

Gallatin, TN

#21 Mar 20, 2010
I am what my screen name is. sick and tired. this probably be the first and only time I post, I was told about this site and saw this forum, which happens to be one topic I have bitched about for years. First off those who have gotten busted...stop your whining...I don't want to hear about it, you did it..take your punishment and shut the hell up. Those FREE benefits that you get is on account of HARD WORKING people like me who have to get up every day and work for a living...they take money out of MINE and countless numbers of other hardworking people to feed you..mind you i said TAKE..I did not ask them to. To give to those government funded programs and in some cases to give to coorporations for their bonuses so we the hardworking american people to live nearly in poverty. Dont get me wrong, there are really disabled people out there I dont mind and I am willing to help anyone, but for those of you who scream OH my back or Im too nervous to hold down a job guess what, my back hurts too, but I work...every day. I pay for my insurance and cant afford to go to the doctor because the co pays are high and it leaves me with a huge bill, but i dont ask for prescription pills, and will die before I do. I think you pill dealer and the doctors and tenncare is all to blame, not the cops that were assigned to do their job, tenncare is not thorough enough in screening and following up on who they cover and doctors have a degree, they are supposed to know about pharmeceuticals enough to know what they have already prescribed patients and when to say NO. And you pill pushers seem to know the right doctor to go to to get it. I am frankly tired of paying for all this crap, My early years were hell on account of people like you and I have no mercy for you, I have children and one is possibly on that mess because of people like you, Yes they need to revamp that whole system and those that got busted..hate it for ya...shouldnt have done it...need your benefits taken because I am sick and tired of payin for it. And for the dummies that work and pay the taxes to give those pill pushers the tax money for those benefits..then buy pills from them... guess what you are paying for those pills two or three times over, you already paid that tax money, why are you buying from them too. get a brain... So for those of you that got busted and are whining about it...get a damn job....60-75% of you are probably more able to work than most of us are, If I ever need those benefits for real I probably wont get them...because I actually need them, and you want to cry you sell the pills because you need the money, guess what I barely got gas money to get to work after I pay my bills, much less food...but I dont sell pills. I bite the bullet and keep going. And now that I vented, I feel better.. not that it will solve the problem, and for those of you out there that are really disabled, I didnt mean it towards you, I feel for you. those abusers are gonna cause you to get cuts in your healthcare. For the abusers I again have no mercy for your soul..shut the hell up......

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