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Paris Nurse Sentenced for TennCare Fraud

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

PARIS, Tenn.- A West Tennessee nurse is sentenced for TennCare fraud.

Gene Dougherty of Paris has been placed on four years probation and ordered to pay almost $10,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to theft.

Investigators said earlier this year Dougherty over dispensed medicines for TennCare patients while working at McKenzie Regional Hospital, causing unnecessary expense.