NASHVILLE, TN – The Office of Inspector General (OIG), along with the officers from the Russellville, KY Police Department and the Montgomery County, TN Sheriff’s Office, announced the arrest of Jackie S. Holder.
The 44-years-old Kentucky man allegedly reported false information to appear eligible for the health insurance program of the state, which led him to be charged with TennCare Fraud.
Holder allegedly living in Kentucky when he reported that he lived in Tennessee and gave a false report regarding his children's custody.
Based on the false information that he reported, TennCare covered over $12,827.00 of fees and claims on behalf of his name.
John W. Carney Jr., District Attorney General who serves Montgomery and Robertson Counties is responsible for the prosecution of the case. The TennCare fraud case is a class D felony and class C theft of property.
Inspector General Kim Harmon expressed his gratitude stating that The OIG is grateful for the assistance from Russellville police and Montgomery County sheriff’s officers.
He hopes to continue the strong established relationships in Tennessee and throughout their borders to make sure the justice for those who choose to abuse the TennCare program.
The OIG, which is separate from TennCare, has operated its full investigation services since February 2005. They have accomplished more than 5, 760 criminal cases resulting in over $10.8 million being repaid to TennCare.
Based on the latest data, the total estimated cost avoidance for TennCare has reached over $163.6 million. Up until now, 3,130 people have been charged with TennCare fraud.
Tennesseans will receive cash rewards for TennCare fraud tips that lead to conviction through the OIG Cash for Tips Program established by the Legislature,
You can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982 or go to www.tn.gov/oig/ and click on the “Report TennCare Fraud" channel.
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