Nurse practitioner charged with prescription fraud

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged a Rutledge woman with prescription fraud after investigators say she used her position as a nurse practitioner to fraudulently obtain controlled substances.

TBI said they began investigating Tracy Leigh Coffey, 47, in August after being contacted by the Tennessee Department of Health Division of Health Related Boards. 

According to investigators, Coffey fraudulently wrote and called in prescriptions in an effort to obtain hydrocodone and tizanidine pills while working at two medical practices in Morristown between October 2012 and August 2015. 

Coffey was indicted by a Hamblen County Grand Jury on Tuesday. She was arrested Wednesday and is being held in the Hamblen county Jail on a $24,000 bond.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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