Woman faces second set of TennCare fraud charges

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 5:22pm
Staff reports

A Davidson County grand jury has indicted a Rutherford County woman on TennCare fraud charges. It is her second indictment in two months.

Sarah T. Thomason, 23, of Rutherford County, was indicted in Nashville in late June on three counts of TennCare fraud and one count of theft of services.

Thomason allegedly used another person’s identity to obtain fraudulent prescriptions paid for by TennCare, according the Office of the Inspector General. She faces over 60 similar charges from an indictment in early May in Rutherford County.

She was arrested June 30, and is scheduled to be arraigned July 14 in Davidson County.

TennCare fraud is a Class E felony, carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison per charge. Theft of Services is a Class D felony that carries a sentence of up to four years in prison per charge.

8 Comments on this post:

By: bsaut on 7/7/10 at 10:56

It is folks like this that are causing medicare to be in dire financial straits. She should serve her full allowable jail time, and be denied all future medicare benefits as a warning to others.

By: AmyLiorate on 7/8/10 at 7:48

After a second conviction I think that she should now get free medical care courtesy of the State of Tennessee for the rest of her life. By being in jail until her last day.

This isn't just theft of service, it is stealing from other people in need, abuse of our tax money.

By: bobo3355 on 7/8/10 at 9:25

she apparently has a serious drug problem, and if she's not willing to go to rehab, jail would be the best thing for her. put her away.

By: robertmack on 7/8/10 at 9:27

With corruption running rampant in our judicial system, she will never serve all the time she should really have to serve. Poitical Correctness is killing America.

By: Beernazi on 7/8/10 at 10:06

she does need to serve her full time. it's only a class E felony? really?

By: calliemimosa on 7/8/10 at 1:08

I understand everyones disgust and request for justice BUT this girl needs help!
I committed crimes similar to this and by the grace of God was put into Davidson County Treatment Court for consequences and treatment of my addiction.
We have a serious drug problem in Nashville and the country. We need to recognize addiction in our justice system and treat accordingly.
I am not saying there should be no consequences, only that consequences should include some treatment of addiction if present. Pain and consequences are a great motivator and we should all be responsible for our life choices. A lot of addicts and alcoholics are not aware that they have a choice.
We spend so many millions senselessly today. Any monies spent on helping someone who is in the grips of a life threatening addiction would be monies put back into our communities and would not only help the addicted person but all those around them.

By: robertmack on 7/8/10 at 2:38

calliemimosa, I will have to agree with your post. You are one in a million and thank you for your eloquent post.

By: Beernazi on 7/8/10 at 3:02

calliemimosa, the problem is that some people don't care to lose their addiction. i do agree that whatever punishment is dealt out should include treatment but it's not going to help the people who don't think their addiction is a problem.