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Published: March 9, 2020


A WILLIAMSON COUNTY COUPLE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TENNCARE FRAUD AND THEFT OF SERVICES RELATED TO INFORMATION THEY PROVIDED TO THE STATE FOR TENNCARE ELIGIBILITY. THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, ALONG WITH THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, ANNOUNCED THE ARREST TODAY (MONDAY) OF HEIDI SMITH, 42, AND HER HUSBAND ROBERT SMITH, 42, BOTH OF FRANKLIN. SHE IS CHARGED WITH TENNCARE FRAUD AND THEFT OF SERVICES OVER $10,000 BUT UNDER $60,000. HER HUSBAND, DR. ROBERT SMITH, A DENTIST, FACES THE SAME THEFT OF SERVICES CHARGE. HEIDI SMITH ALLEGEDLY PROVIDED FALSE INFORMATION RELATED TO HER HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN ORDER TO OBTAIN TENNCARE HEALTHCARE INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR HERSELF, HER HUSBAND AND THEIR 5 CHILDREN. AUTHORITIES SAY THE FAMILY WAS ABOVE THE INCOME LIMITS FOR TENNCARE. AS A RESULT, TENNCARE PAID $44,404.73 ON THEIR BEHALF, WHICH THEY WERE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE. IF CONVICTED, HEIDI SMITH COULD FACE UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 27 YEARS IN PRISON AND HER HUSBAND ROBERT COULD FACE A MAXIMUM OF 12 YEARS IN PRISON.