A Nashville woman is behind bars today after she allegedly bilked TennCare out of $30,000 in false billings, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a release.
Keisha Marcano, 31, 3727 Willow Creek Road, was indicted a Davidson County grand jury earlier this month on two counts of TennCare fraud, two counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult, one count of theft of services and one count of theft.
The TBI’s investigation, which was opened in the fall of 2008, revealed that Marcano worked for two agencies contracted with TennCare and was paid for working the same hours by both agencies.
New Horizons employed Marcano as a live-in companion for two mentally disabled individuals from June 2007 to December 2008. During that time, Direct Care Staff by Friendship Home Solutions also employed her to care for several other mentally disabled individuals, according to the TBI.
While working at Friendship, Marcano left her companions with a person who was not an employee of New Horizons, TBI officials said.
Marcano is being held in the Davidson County Jail on $10,000 bond.