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Dennis charged with prescription fraud
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A man who posed as his twin brother to get drugs from a clinic has been bound to the grand jury on prescription fraud charges.
The suspect, Caleb Dennis, 34, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and was bound to the grand jury on three counts of prescription fraud. He had his bond reduced to $25,000 during his short appearance before the court.
His charges come after he entered McMinnville Medical Consultants on three occasions in January through March and saw a doctor. During his visits, he signed in as his twin brother. He was given oxycodone on two occasions while posing as his twin. His scam was uncovered on the third visit, resulting in the charges against him.
Dennis was among a 21-person docket was heard by Judge Locke in General Sessions Trial Court. Included in other trial court action:
• Phillip Underwood was ordered to serve seven days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence for simple assault. He must serve three additional days for violation of probation.
• Ashley Arnold was bound to the grand jury on charges of possession of drugs with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Frankie Pomales was bound to the grand jury on the charge of grand theft.
• Travis Myers was instructed to serve 10 days, pay $50 plus costs and stay away from Walmart for disorderly conduct.
• Alana Gentry was issued an 11-29 probationary sentence and must perform 32 hours public service work and stay out of Walmart for shoplifting.
• Richard Frazier must serve the balance of his sentence for violation of probation.
• Natasha Jenkins must serve 10 days, undergo a drug and alcohol assessment, and have her probation extended by six months for violation of probation.