A Loudon County man is charged in a Knox County indictment with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping.
Knox and Loudon County Sheriff's Offices and Loudon Police assisted the OIG in arresting Eddie Vance Walden, 52, of Loudon.
Walden is charged with using TennCare to obtain a controlled substance by doctor shopping, and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. The physician office visits were paid for by TennCare.
TennCare fraud is a Class E felony, carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison. Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud is a Class D felony, carrying a sentence of up to four years in prison if convicted. District Attorney General Randall Nichols is prosecuting both cases.
Tennesseans can get cash rewards for TennCare fraud tips that lead to convictions. Report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982 toll-free from anywhere in Tennessee, or log on to www.tn.gov/tnoig and follow the prompts that read "Report TennCare Fraud."