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Murfreesboro Man Charged with TennCare Fraud

William Weed. Photo provided
A Murfreesboro man is charged with TennCare fraud in connection with allegedly selling prescription drugs obtained using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), in a joint effort with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force Program, say 40-year old William Weed was charged with one count of TennCare fraud, a class D felony.
Investigators allege that Weed received oxymorphone pills from a co-conspirator in order to settle a debt. The pills were obtained using TennCare as payment.
If convicted, Weed could face penalties of up to a maximum of 12 years in prison.
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 or by logging on to www.tn.gov/oig/ and following the prompts that read “Report TennCare Fraud.”
Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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