Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Putnam Woman Charged With TennCare Fraud

Stephanie Arsenault
A Putnam County woman is charged in Davidson County for trying to fill a forged prescription and pay for it with TennCare.  The Office of Inspector General announced the arrest of 46-year-old Stephanie Arsenault, of Cookeville. She was arrested after a joint investigation with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. An arrest warrant charges Arsenault with using a fraudulent prescription to try to obtain Tylox, a form of the painkiller Oxycodone, and the painkiller Ultram, also known as Tramadol, while trying to use TennCare to pay for it. The prescriptions were declined by the pharmacy once it was noted the handwriting did not match the original prescription. She's been charged with one count of TennCare fraud, one count of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and one count of identity theft. The physician whose name appeared on the prescription did not authorize the use of his name or DEA number to be used.