Restoration clinic proprietor billed with TennCare fraud

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A former Spring Hill dependancy restoration clinic owner has been arrested and charged with TennCare fraud and prescription drug fraud. 

In accordance to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, detectives uncovered that from February 2019 via February 2021, Harpeth Restoration Clinic proprietor Lindsay Chelette routinely made use of the qualifications of other medical practitioners to compose, post, and acquire prescriptions for a household member. Chelette is also accused of submitting claims to a TennCare-managed treatment enterprise for a patient who was deceased. 

The TBI explained Harpeth Recovery Clinic operated as an opioid habit outpatient clinic with no suitable licensing. The clinic has since been closed.  

The Williamson County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Chelette with two counts of TennCare fraud, six counts of prescription drug fraud, 6 counts of identification theft, and six counts of forgery.  

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She was arrested Friday and booked into the Williamson County Jail on a $22,500 bond. 

TBI agents joined the investigation in 2019 along with investigators from the 21st Judicial District Drug Activity Drive, Wellness and Human Services Workplace of Inspector Standard, Tennessee Office environment of Inspector Normal, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Tennessee Section of Mental Wellness and Material Abuse Providers.