Morristown nurse indicted on prescription fraud charges

Published: Nov. 2, 2016 at 3:27 PM EDT
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A nurse practitioner from East Tennessee was indicted on prescription fraud charges. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tracy Leigh Coffey of Rutledge used her position as a nurse practitioner to fraudulently obtain controlled substances

The Tennessee Department of Health Division of Health Related Boards contacted the TBI and agents started investigating Coffey on August 10.

Investigators said that between October 2012 and August 2015 Coffey fraudulently wrote and called in prescriptions in an effort to obtain hydrocodone and tizanidine pills while working at two medical practices in Morristown.

The Hamblen County Grand Jury returned indictments on November 1st charging Coffey with eight counts of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud. Today, Coffey was arrested and booked into the Hamblen County Jail on a $24,000 bond.