Blount County woman charged with TennCare fraud, officials say

A Blount County woman has been charged for defrauding TennCare after falsely reporting her income and not disclosing her marriage, according to the Office of the State Inspector General./ Source: WVLT

BLOUNT CO., Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Blount County woman has been charged for defrauding TennCare after falsely reporting her income and not disclosing her marriage, according to the Office of the State Inspector General.

Authorities said 51-year-old Jamie M. Frisell of Greenback was arrested Monday by the Blount County Sheriff's Office and charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services over $60,000.

Authorities said she falsely reported her income and marital status in order to enroll in the taxpayer-funded insurance program.

Frisell would not have been eligible for TennCare if she had reported correct information about herself.

“People who misrepresent something about their current situation in order to qualify for TennCare are committing a felony,” Inspector General Kim Harmon said. “A conviction could mean jail time and paying the state for any medical services received.”

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