Hawkins County

Two women charged with TennCare fraud

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. -   Two women are facing charges in Hawkins County in separate cases involving TennCare fraud.

Tennessee's Department of Finance and Administration says 25 year old Whitney Cooper of Rogersville is charged with 8 counts of fraudulently using TennCare to obtain a controlled substance by doctor shopping.

She's accused of going to multiple doctors in a short period of time to get prescriptions.

42 year old Audrey Smith of Kingsport is also charged with TennCare fraud.

She's accused of getting Oxycodone by means of misrepresentation, fraud, or forgery and using TennCare to pay for the fraudulent prescriptions.

Both women could spend up to two years in prison for each charge if convicted.

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