Roane man charged with TennCare fraud

By News Sentinel staff
NASHVILLE - A Roane County man has been charged in Loudon County with TennCare fraud for allegedly selling prescription drugs paid for by TennCare, officials said.

Roy T. Dunham Jr., 35, of Oak Ridge, was arrested after a joint investigation with Oak Ridge Police Department. Dunham was being held in the Anderson County Jail on unrelated charges; he was transferred to the Loudon County Jail on the current charges.

Dunham has been charged with one count of TennCare fraud. He is accused of filling a prescription for the strong painkiller Oxycodone, using TennCare to pay for it, and then selling a portion of the pills.

The TennCare fraud charge against Dunham could result in a two-year sentence, if convicted. District Attorney General Russell Johnson is prosecuting.

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 and follow the prompts that read "Report TennCare Fraud."