Five Bridgeport residents have been charged in Tennessee after claiming to live in the state in order to receive healthcare insurance benefits.

“Providing false information in order to personally gain TennCare benefits is a crime,” said Tennessee Inspector General Kim Harmon. “The Office of Inspector General works diligently to deter TennCare fraud and to protect its resources.”

The five suspects, all from Bridgeport, are charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services:

• Bradley Parker, 45, who authorities say fraudulently reported to the state that he and his minor child were residents of Tennessee in order to be eligible for TennCare benefits, when in fact they were living in Bridgeport.

• Amber Parrish, 23, accused of claiming that she and her minor child were residents of Tennessee in order to be eligible for TennCare benefits.

• Robin Miller, 31, charged with reporting that she and her minor child were residents of Tennessee in order to receive TennCare benefits.

• Cassandra Henry, 29, accused of falsely reporting that she and her minor child were residents of Tennessee in order to receive TennCare benefits.

• Jacqueline Shrum, 32, accused of falsely reporting that she and her minor child were residents of Tennessee in order to receive TennCare benefits.

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