Arkansas woman claims to live in Tenn. to obtain TennCare benefits

Arkansas woman claims to live in Tenn. to obtain TennCare benefits (Image 1)
Arkansas woman claims to live in Tenn. to obtain TennCare benefits (Image 1)

An Arkansas woman has been charged with TennCare fraud after it was discovered she misrepresented her residency in order to obtain state healthcare insurance benefits.

Twenty-six-year-old Monique Jones of West Memphis, Arkansas was taken into custody on Friday.

Authorities said Jones falsely claimed to live in Tennessee, while actually maintaining her Arkansas residence.

In addition to TennCare fraud, Jones is charged with theft of property over $10,000.

If convicted, Jones could face a two year sentence for the TennCare fraud charge.

Anyone who suspects TennCare fraud can report it by calling 1-800-433-3982.

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