Robertson County man charged with doctor shopping

Robertson County man charged with doctor shopping (Image 1)
Robertson County man charged with doctor shopping (Image 1)

A 29-year-old Robertson County man has been charged with TennCare fraud.

John Coryell Jr. is accused of using the state's benefits to obtain the controlled substance, Oxycodone, from multiple doctors in a short period of time.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), in conjunction with the Sumner and Montgomery County Sheriff's Offices, announced Coryell's arrest on Thursday.

Coryell has been charged with three counts of “doctor shopping.”

Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said, “We couldn't be successful without the perseverance of local police and healthcare providers who join us in the effort to bring an end to this activity, especially in the TennCare program.”

TennCare fraud, a Class E felony, carries a sentence of up to two years in prison per charge.

District Attorney General John W. Carney is prosecuting.

Anyone who suspects TennCare fraud can report it by calling 1-800-433-3982 or visiting  http://www.tn.gov/tnoig.

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