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Woman pleads guilty in TBI TennCare theft case

Staff Reports • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:54 PM

MEMPHIS –Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents received an indictment, arrest and a guilty plea in the case of a Jackson woman accused of stealing money intended for TennCare recipients.

With the assistance of the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, TBI special agents started an investigation on Tammy Marie Swann on Jan. 8. During the investigation, agents developed information Swann, while an employee in 2010 at the Helen R. Tucker Adult Developmental Center in Ripley, diverted thousands of dollars in TennCare funds for her own personal gain.

She was later fired by the agency for an unrelated incident before the TBI case began.

On Feb. 3, a Lauderdale County grand jury returned an indictment for Swann, charging her with one count of theft of more than $1,000, for which the 40-year-old pleaded guilty. A judge sentenced her on May 19 to two years supervised probation. She must also pay more than $7,000 in restitution.

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