A Rutherford County woman is charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services in an indictment alleging that she falsely reported her income to receive TennCare benefits. 

The Office of Inspector General and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 40-year old Tonya S. Bowman of Murfreesboro.  

Authorities say Bowman under-reported her income to the state, resulting in TennCare payments of $4,159.75 on her behalf to healthcare providers. If her actual income had been reported, she would not have qualified for the state program. 

If convicted, Bowman could face penalties of up to a maximum of 24 years in prison for both felonies.  

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