Metro police arrested a Nashville woman Friday on charges she fraudulently wrote herself a prescription and then used TennCare healthcare insurance benefits to pay for it.
According to a release, Kawanna Braden wrote the prescription for the painkiller Hydrocodone.
The 35-year-old is charged with TennCare fraud, identity theft and obtaining possession of a controlled substance by fraud.
TennCare fraud is a Class E felony, carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison.
Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and identity theft both are Class D felonies that carry a sentence of up to four years in prison.