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Two McNairy Co. Residents Accused of TennCare Fraud

By news@wbbjtv.com

SELMER, Tenn. - Two McNairy County residents are charged in separate TennCare fraud cases involving prescription drugs.

According to a news release from the Office of the Inspector General, Casey L. Callins, 33, of Guys and Lonnie Blake Matlock, 20, of Selmer were arrested after an investigation by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office and the Selmer Police Department.

Callins and Matlock are each accused of TennCare fraud in charges accusing them of using TennCare benefits to obtain the painkiller Hydrocodone, while planning to sell at least a portion of the drugs the obtained.

“Prescription drug fraud is by far the largest number of cases we pursue, and we fully investigate these cases until we either bring charges or find no evidence of wrongdoing,” Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said. “The simple fact is that it’s only a matter of time before anyone committing TennCare fraud is caught and brought to justice.”

TennCare fraud is a Class E felony, carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison. District Attorney General D. Michael Dunavant will prosecute these cases.

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