Woman charged after helping son's girlfriend obtain painkillers
Marilyn Waffird is charged with two counts of TennCare fraud.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A Madison woman faces TennCare fraud charges after she allegedly aided her son's girlfriend in an attempt to acquire fraudulent controlled substances.
Marilyn Waffird is charged with two counts of TennCare fraud, as well as fraudulently obtaining possession of Morphine and Oxycodone.
The 51-year-old woman is said to have helped Brenda Cameron obtain the drugs through the state's health care program.
"Prescription drug abuse is not acceptable in our communities, especially when TennCare is involved," Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said. "We're pursuing these cases across the state in an effort to weed out prescription drug fraud in the TennCare program."
TennCare fraud is a Class E felony, carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison per charge, while obtaining a controlled substance by fraud is a Class D felony that carries a sentence of up to four years in prison per charge.