Mabery is charged with two counts of TennCare fraud in an indictment accusing her of twice presenting a pharmacy with a prescription for Fentanyl Patches, which contain opiates used for chronic pain, while planning to sell the patches. TennCare paid for the prescription.
TennCare fraud is a Class E felony, carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison per charge. District Attorney General Tom Thompson of the 15th Judicial District is prosecuting.
The OIG began full operation in February 2005, separate from TennCare, and has investigated cases leading to over $3.5 million paid in restitution with a total estimated cost avoidance of over $173 million. To date, over 1,600 people have been charged with TennCare fraud.