Former Mental Health Counselor Charged in TBI TennCare Fraud Case

NASHVILLE – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained an indictment for a former TennCare provider accused of billing for services she did not provide. After receiving information from authorities at TennCare, TBI Agents began investigating Thelma Dees-Johnson on October 26, 2011. Dees-Johnson, a Licensed Professional Counselor, was … Continue reading Former Mental Health Counselor Charged in TBI TennCare Fraud Case

Caregiver Arrested, Accused of Stealing Medicine from Patient in Her Care

NASHVILLE – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained an indictment for a Tullahoma woman accused of stealing prescription medication from a patient in her care. After receiving information from the Tennessee Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Unit, Agents began investigating LaShawnda Ann Taylor on April … Continue reading Caregiver Arrested, Accused of Stealing Medicine from Patient in Her Care

Former Caretaker Charged with Assault of Autistic Patient

KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with other state and county agencies, has resulted in the arrest of a former caretaker charged with assaulting an autistic patient.                                                                  On November 24, 2015, TBI Special Agents were notified by a detective with the … Continue reading Former Caretaker Charged with Assault of Autistic Patient

Caregiver Nabbed, Accused of Misusing Patient’s Debit Card in TBI Case

NASHVILLE – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained an indictment for a Dickson woman accused of misusing the finances of a woman in her care. After receiving information from the Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services, TBI Agents began an investigation into Kimberly Niemisto on December … Continue reading Caregiver Nabbed, Accused of Misusing Patient’s Debit Card in TBI Case

Memphis Woman Indicted in TBI Patient Abuse Case

MEMPHIS – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained an indictment for a Memphis woman accused of mistreating a female patient in her care. After receiving information from the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, TBI Special Agents began investigating Tenesha Benjamin on February 27, 2015. During … Continue reading Memphis Woman Indicted in TBI Patient Abuse Case

Nashville Woman Arrested in TBI Case, Accused of Impersonating Medical Professional

NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained indictments for a Nashville woman accused of using the medical license number of a woman with a similar name and providing care she wasn’t qualified to perform. TBI Special Agents began investigating Janet Lonore Kelly, also known as Janet … Continue reading Nashville Woman Arrested in TBI Case, Accused of Impersonating Medical Professional

Caregiver Arrested & Charged in TBI Patient Neglect Case

NASHVILLE – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained indictments for a caregiver accused of mishandling prescription medication for an adult in her care. After receiving information from the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, TBI Special Agents began investigating Barbara Ann Matthews on June 26th. During … Continue reading Caregiver Arrested & Charged in TBI Patient Neglect Case

Caretaker Fired, Arrested & Charged in TBI Patient Abuse Case

KNOXVILLE – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have arrested a Powell man accused of mistreating a patient in his care. In March, after receiving information from the Department of Human Services’ Adult Protective Services unit, TBI Special Agents began investigating James Tyler Lambdin. During the course of the … Continue reading Caretaker Fired, Arrested & Charged in TBI Patient Abuse Case

Speech Pathologist Pleads Guilty in TBI TennCare Fraud Case

KNOXVILLE – This week, in a deal to avoid an extensive indictment, a Kingsport speech pathologist pleaded guilty in an ongoing investigation by Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Agents began investigating Lisa H. Phillips on July 1, 2013, after receiving information from her employer at the time, Curlee Communication … Continue reading Speech Pathologist Pleads Guilty in TBI TennCare Fraud Case

TBI Arrests Youth Counselor Accused of Raping Child in His Care

MEMPHIS – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have arrested a youth behavioral counselor accused of an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile in his care. On February 27th, and at the request of 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirich, TBI Special Agents began investigating a report of alleged sexual … Continue reading TBI Arrests Youth Counselor Accused of Raping Child in His Care