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TBI investigation leads to arrest of Franklin business owner

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Cathy Taylor

Cathy Taylor, 56, the then-owner of Five Star Medical Staffing in Franklin, was arrested after a TBI investigation.

A multi-year investigation by special agents with the Medicaid fraud control division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Pulaski woman on multiple counts, including TennCare fraud, forgery and identity theft.

TBI special agents received information indicating that Cathy Taylor, 56, the then-owner of Five Star Medical Staffing in Franklin, was engaged in billing TennCare and receiving payments for personal care services that were not received by clients. The investigation revealed that from 2011 through 2018, Taylor submitted forged timesheets and signed individuals’ names as though they had performed or received the services. Agents also learned she submitted timesheets for services not rendered to clients and forged both employee and client signatures.

On July 13, the Williamson County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Taylor with one count of theft over $10,000, seven counts of forgery, 30 counts of identity theft and one count of TennCare fraud. On Friday, she was arrested and booked into the Williamson County Jail on a $10,000 bond. 

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Pete in Franklin

This just covers the Tenncare fraud, I would wager she also was defrauding private insurance too. Sadly, private insurance tends not to investigate or press charges, they just pass losses onto their customers.

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