MEMPHIS- Yesterday, Special Agents of the TBI Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested Tammy Swann, age 41, in Madison County. On January 3, 2014, TBI agents arrested Tracy Kerlec, age 39, in Lauderdale County.
On January 1, 2013, the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) requested that TBI conduct an investigation into possible fraudulent funds obtained from the Helen R. Tucker Developmental Center in Ripley, TN. The request was prompted from an audit that DIDD conducted at the center which identified $4,609.45 in fraudulent funds. The TBI investigation revealed another $2,405 for a total amount of $7,014.45 in fraudulent funds.
On February 3, 2014, a Lauderdale Grand Jury indicted Tammy Swann and Tracy Kerlec for Theft of Property over $1000. Kerlec was arrested at the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department. Swann was arrested in Madison County and then transported to Lauderdale County Jail. Both suspects in this case have a $10,000 bond.
*Pictured from left to right: Tammy Swann, Tracy Kerlec