Woman sells prescription medicine paid for by TennCare

Woman sells prescription medicine paid for by TennCare (Image 1)

A woman in Rutherford County has been arrested for selling pain pills that were paid for by TennCare, the state's healthcare insurance program.

Glenna Haynes, 48, of Smyrna, is accused of using her benefits to pay for a prescription of Lortab, a popular painkiller, with the intent of selling it.

She was arrested by the Office of Inspector General along with the Smyrna Police Narcotics Officers.

“Local law enforcement officers are crucial to the OIG's mission of investigating and arresting individuals who commit TennCare fraud,” Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said.

Faulker added that the OIG has a made state-wide effort to put an end to illegal prescription drug sales.

Haynes was charged with one count of TennCare fraud, which is a Class E felony.

She could be facing up to two years in prison.

Over 1,700 people have been charged with TennCare fraud since the OIG, separate from TennCare, began full operation in February of 2005.

Through the Office of Insepctor General's Cash for Tips Program, anyone with information regarding fraudulent activity that leads to a conviction is eligible for a cash reward.

Citizens can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982 toll-free.

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