|Published: 9:45 AM, 11/19/2012
||Last updated: 9:45 AM, 11/19/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Monroe County woman has been
indicted in Knox County for TennCare fraud involving "doctor shopping," or using TennCare to go to
multiple doctors to obtain controlled substances, according to a state press release.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with assistance from the Knox and
Monroe County Sheriff's Offices, announced the arrest of Chancie Sara Cruz, 32, of Tellico
Plains. She is charged with two counts of fraudulently using TennCare to obtain controlled
substances by "doctor shopping," for prescriptions, with physician office visits paid for by
TennCare. Cruz is also charged with two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud
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