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Briggs charged for doctor shopping again
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A Warren County woman is charged for a second time with doctor shopping for controlled substances, using TennCare benefits as payment.The Office of Inspector General has announced the arrest of 28-year old Amber L. Briggs of McMinnville. She is charged in a Unicoi County indictment with fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance by doctor shopping for prescription drugs, using TennCare to access healthcare benefits.Briggs was arrested earlier this month after an indictment in Rutherford County charged her with two counts of doctor shopping for prescription drugs, using TennCare as payment.“Prescription drug abuse is a target of communities large and small across Tennessee,” Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said. “With the help of medical providers and local law enforcement, the Office of Inspector General is sending a message that abusing TennCare will have serious repercussions.”TennCare fraud is a Class E felony, carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison.