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Former counselor accused of submitting false claims to TennCare

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Thelma Willene Dees-Johnson (Source: TBI) Thelma Willene Dees-Johnson (Source: TBI)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A former Davidson County counselor has been charged for allegedly submitting false claims to TennCare.

Thelma Dees-Johnson was the owner of Bridgeway Mental Health Services.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Dees-Johnson was not at the office for several of the days that she submitted billing for counseling services over the course of several years.

Dees-Johnson dissolved the company in 2015 and moved to Florida.

Dees-Johnson is is charged with one count of TennCare fraud over $60,000. She was booked into the Davidson County Jail on Friday and is being held on $25,000 bond.

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