McMinn County woman pleads guilty to TennCare fraud

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – A Niota, Tennessee woman pleads guilty to TennCare fraud charges.

44 year old Traci B. Hamilton was arrested last summer.

She was charged with inaccurately reporting her household income to qualify for benefits that she didn’t really qualify for.

As a result of the plea, Hamilton agrees to repay the state for services she got, a total of $18,346.

She also got three years of probation.

“This is a common ploy used by people who want to make themselves look poor – on paper – while the taxpayers are picking up the tab for their medical services,” Inspector General Manny Tyndall said. “We have uncovered various schemes that people are using to defraud the TennCare program, but bringing these folks to justice sends a message that we’re going to prosecute these cases.”

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