A Cumberland County woman waived her right to have evidence heard by the grand jury and in a memorandum filed last week in Criminal Court pleaded guilty to TennCare fraud.

Susan Diane Tabor, 57, 116 Rector Ave., represented by Anthony Turner, waived her rights in the case and pleaded guilty to the charge and then was granted judicial diversion. She was placed on probation for two years during which time she is to pay $30 probation fees, pay a $250 fine and court costs and cannot have TennCare benefits.

In addition, Tabor paid $6,821.85 restitution to TennCare on April 17, the day she entered her guilty plea.

The information states that Tabor starting on April 1, 2004, and continuing through Dec. 21 of that year, did fraudulently obtain TennCare Medical Assistance Benefits to which she was not entitled, falsifying on the TennCare application that she did not have access to health insurance benefits through her employer.

At the end of the two-year probation, if all terms and requirements are met, Tabor can petition the court to have the charge removed from her record.

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