Maryville man used fake diploma to get work

Maryville man used fake diploma to get work

Maryville man used fake diploma to get work

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KNOXVILLE (AP) - A Maryville man has been charged with using a fake college diploma to get work as a case manager and bill TennCare for services he was not qualified to perform.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 41-year-old Arlan Lee North forged a diploma from Lincoln Memorial University, indicating he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and used the document to get a job at the Helen Ross McNabb Center in Knoxville. The center submitted more than $135,000 in claims to TennCare for the services North provided, with North keeping more than $56,000.

North is charged with one count of theft over $10,000 and one count of criminal simulation.

Blount County deputies arrested North on Friday. He is being held without bond. Jail records did not list an attorney.

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