Jeffrey Lynn Hauskin

Jeffrey Lynn Hauskin

A Westmoreland man has been indicted on charges of theft of services and TennCare fraud.

Jeffrey Lynn Hauskin, 55, faces the charges following activity relating to his mother.

He was served with a warrant and arrested on Oct. 19, stemming from charges that were filed on April 4.

The indictment alleges that Hauskin unlawfully and knowingly obtained medical assistance benefits for his mother - of whom he has power of attorney over - by making a willingly false statement, representation or impersonation or by concealment of a material fact. It alleges that he failed to report to the Department of Human Services (DHS) proceeds from the sale of property in the amount of $184,723.86 in order to be eligible for TennCare benefits.

From June 24, 2014 through April 26, 2016, the indictment alleges that he unlawfully and intentionally obtained medical assistance benefits for his mother - as provided by the state of Tennessee - totaling more than $60,000 but less than $250,000. The alleged obtaining of those services were by means of deception, fraud, coercion, false pretense or other means, with the intent to avoid payment for the services.

Hauskin's bond was set $100,000, and his court date is slated Dec. 18.