MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Chattanooga woman arrested, charged with TennCare fraud

The Tennessee Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of 34-year-old Ashley Brooke Weaver of Chattanooga Monday. (Image: OIG, MGN)

The Tennessee Office of the Inspector General (OIG) with assistance of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of 34-year-old Ashley Brooke Weaver of Chattanooga Monday.

Weaver has been charged with six counts of TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping - using TennCare to go to multiple providers in a short time period in order to get controlled substances.

The OIG says Weaver was doctor shopping in order to get Adderall, an often abused stimulant used to treat attention deficit disorder.

“Doctor shopping with TennCare is a big mistake, because state tax dollars are being used to pay for drugs intended for distribution or abuse,” Inspector General Manny Tyndall said. “We appreciate and value the hard work of the healthcare providers across the state and their efforts in helping us develop these cases.”

TennCare fraud is a Class D felony punishable by up to four years in prison per charge. To date, 2,873 people have been charged with TennCare fraud.

Through the OIG Cash for Tips Program established by the Legislature, Tennesseans can get cash rewards for TennCare fraud tips that lead to convictions.

Anyone can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982 toll-free from anywhere in Tennessee, or visit the website.

Trending