Woman falsely obtained painkillers, charged with fraud - WKRN News 2

Woman falsely obtained painkillers, charged with fraud

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Kawanna Braden, 35, is charged with TennCare fraud, identity theft and obtaining possession of a controlled substance by fraud. Kawanna Braden, 35, is charged with TennCare fraud, identity theft and obtaining possession of a controlled substance by fraud.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

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.

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