MEMPHIS – A former care worker accused of submitting false timesheets has been arrested following an investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division.
In August, after receiving information from a TennCare contracted managed care organization, TBI agents began an investigation into fraudulent time sheets submitted for in-home care services for a TennCare recipient. During the investigation, it was determined Rommonique Exum of Memphis was the person responsible for submitting the time sheets. Between February and September of 2021, on 72 dates, documents showed Exum submitted timesheets but did not provide care service or claimed she provided care after the patient disenrolled from the program.
On October 18th, agents secured arrest warrants for Exum (DOB: 9/5/2002). On November 3rd, she surrendered to the Shelby County East Women’s Facility and was booked on charges of TennCare Fraud and Theft of Property. She was released on her own recognizance. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.
Note: The TBI’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $7,051,938.75 for federal Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The remaining 25 percent, totaling $2,350,646.25 for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, is funded by the State of Tennessee.