The report states that Baker:
" ...while acting as the power of attorney for Ruth D. McKenzie, Baker committed theft of services and TennCare fraud by intentionally not reporting a transfer of property that would have rendered the McKenzie ineligible for TennCare. The value of the TennCare medical benefits unlawfully obtained was more than $10,000 but less than $60,000.
'We are finding individuals from all walks of life abusing TennCare and we'll seek charges against them regardless of their community stature,' Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said. 'We have a zero tolerance policy, and thatÂs what it takes to protect the integrity of the TennCare program.'"
Meanwhile in Middle TN, in an unrelated case, another six people were charged with TennCare fraud, ranging from selling prescription drugs to refusing health care insurance offered via a school system's insurance plan and taking TennCare instead.
Anyone can report TennCare Fraud by calling toll free 1-800-443-3982.