Lenoir City pair charged for 2nd time with TennCare fraud

NASHVILLE (WATE) -- Two Lenoir City men are charged in Knox County with TennCare fraud for trying to fill fake prescriptions.

The suspects are Robert L. Smith and Jonathan Smallen, both 22.

This is the second time Smith and Smallen have been arrested for TennCare drug fraud.

Each man is charged with one count of TennCare fraud and one count of getting a controlled substance by fraud. 

The men are charged with showing a forged prescription for oxycodone and trying to use someone else's TennCare card to pay for it.

Smallen and Smith were arrested earlier this year in Blount County. 

That time, Smallen was charged with three counts of TennCare fraud, three counts of identity theft, one count of getting a drug by fraud, and two counts of getting a drug by fraud. 

Smith was charged with one count of TennCare fraud, one count of getting a drug by fraud and one count of identity theft. 

The men were charged with trying to use forged prescriptions for hydrocodone and oxycodone.

If convicted, both Smallen and Smith could be sentenced up to two years on the TennCare fraud charge, a class E felony, and up to four years each on the drug charge, a class D felony.