JOHNSON CITY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has resulted in the owner of a group home being charged with abuse of two of the residents.
At the request of the Tennessee Department of Human Services’ Adult Protective Services, TBI Special Agents began investigating Rebecca Ann Rogers on September 17, 2014. Rogers owns and operates a health care business in her residence on Cedar Trace Lane in Morristown. During the course of the investigation, Agents learned that from September 3, 2014 through September 7, 2014, two patients in the residence became ill and were transported to a local emergency room. The investigation showed that both patients had controlled substances in their system that had not been prescribed to either of them.
On Monday, the Hamblen County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Rogers, 44, with two counts of Intentional Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of a Dependent Adult and two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Today, Rogers was booked into the Hamblen County Correction Center, where she is being held on a $20,000 bond.