Shelbyville Resident Faces Charges Following Allegations of Financial Exploitation

Mar 29, 2024 at 09:41 am by Chandelar Williams

Shelbyville, TN - A Shelbyville resident, Mary Ann Pruitt, is facing serious charges following an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Medicaid Fraud Control Division. The investigation began after concerns were raised by the Tennessee Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services regarding possible financial exploitation.

Mary Ann Pruitt, born on April 20, 1942, allegedly had possession of a debit card belonging to a former tenant of her residence, who was a recipient of TennCare. It's alleged that over a span of about two years, Pruitt used the tenant's debit card for personal purchases and cash withdrawals across multiple counties without authorization.


On Monday, the Bedford County Grand Jury issued indictments against Pruitt, charging her with one count of Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult and one count of Theft. Subsequently, authorities arrested Pruitt on Wednesday and placed her in custody at the Bedford County Jail. Bail was set at $25,000.



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