Blount County woman accused of misusing TennCare

Blount County woman accused of using TennCare to pay for fraudulent prescriptions

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Chastity Sexton (source: Office of the Inspector General) Chastity Sexton (source: Office of the Inspector General)

SEYMOUR (WATE) - A Blount County woman was charged with TennCare fraud in nearby Sevier County, accused of using TennCare to pay for fraudulent prescriptions of controlled substances.

Chastity Sexton, 37, is charged with TennCare fraud and seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Investigators say she presented forged prescriptions on five separate occasions, each time using TennCare benefits to pay for them.

TennCare fraud is a Class E felony which carries a sentence of up to two years in prison per charged.

Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud is a Class D felony, punishable by two to four years in prison per charge.

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