Sevier County man charged with TennCare fraud for third time

Sevier County man charged with TennCare fraud for third time

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Clark Michael Shelton (source: Office of Inspector General) Clark Michael Shelton (source: Office of Inspector General)

KODAK (WATE) - A Sevier County man has been charged for the third time with doctor shopping for controlled substances, using TennCare insurance benefits as payment.

According to the Office of Inspector General, a Sevier County grand jury charged Clark Michael Shelton, 37, of Kodak, with four counts of doctor shopping for controlled substances. He was also charged with three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

Shelton was arrested earlier this month on an indictment from Greene County where he is charged with six counts of doctor shopping for the pain killer Lortab and six counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

His first doctor shopping arrest was a year ago in Knox County. He was charged at that time with two counts of doctor shopping and six counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping is a Class E felony carrying a sentence of up to two years per charge in prison. District Attorney General James Dunn is prosecuting.

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