A 45-year-old Smithville woman was indicted by the grand jury on charges of TennCare Fraud and theft of services over $10,000 last week.
Kimberly Dawn Griffin was named in a sealed indictment last Monday, and was served with the indictment on Nov. 25.
Count one of the indictment alleges that Griffin, "…intentionally did obtain certain services, to wit: medical assistance benefits for herself and her minor child, provided by the State of Tennessee, of the value of over $10,000 but less than $60,000, by means of deception, fraud, coercion, false pretense, or other means, with the intent to avoid payment for the services, constituting the offense of theft of services over $10,000" between December 15, 2008 and October 29, 2012.
Count two of the indictment alleges that Griffin "…did knowingly obtain medical assistance benefits for herself and her minor child, by means of her willfully false statement, representation or impersonation or by concealment of a material fact, to wit: fraudulently reporting to DHS that her minor child resided with her, in order to be eligible for TennCare benefits, constituting the offense of TennCare Fraud" between December 15, 2008 and October 29, 2012.
Her bond was set at $10,000, and she will be arraigned in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Dec. 7
Michael Andrew Judkins was named in a sealed indictment for child abuse, and was served with the indictment on Nov. 24. The indictment alleges that Judkins "…did unlawfully, knowingly, and other than by accidental means, inflict injury on a child under eighteen years of age (a 15-year-old female), thereby committing the offense of child abuse" on March 4 2014.
His bond was set at $1,000, and he will be arraigned on Dec. 7 as well.