Martin woman must repay $3,000 in TennCare fraud plea agreement
WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — A Martin woman must pay $3,000 in restitution to the state as part of a TennCare fraud plea agreement.
Jessica Jett, 38, also received two years suspended to two years in community corrections, according to a release from the Office of Inspector General.
Jett was accused of fraudulently claiming her minor child as a dependent in order to be eligible for TennCare benefits, according to the release.
TennCare fraud is a Class D felony punishable by up to four years in prison.
“Part of our mission is to help preserve the integrity of the TennCare program,” Inspector General Manny Tyndall said in the release. “We do so by vigorously prosecuting anyone who uses or attempts to use the program for unlawful purposes.”
Anyone can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982 or by visiting the Office of Inspector General website and following the prompts that read “Report TennCare Fraud.”