Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jackson County Man Convicted Of TennCare Fraud

A Jackson County man has been ordered to repay $7,500 to the State of Tennessee for services he received while he was a member of TennCare, after he was accused of misrepresenting himself in order to obtain TennCare. 38-year-old Jefferson B. Emerton of Gainesboro received two years of pre-trial diversion for TennCare fraud and theft of services. During those two years, he can not apply for or receive TennCare benefits, and he will repay TennCare $7,500 in restitution. Emerton was indicted in August 2008 and charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services for claiming he had a dependent in his household when he did not. Officials say that disclosure would have made him ineligible for the program.