KINGSPORT — A registered Kingsport sex offender must pay more than $460,000 in restitution — about $390,000 in the next two weeks — after pleading guilty to TennCare fraud and theft charges in exchange for 15 years on probation.
Danny Anderson, 53, of 445 Roller St., pleaded guilty to theft over $10,000 and two counts of TennCare fraud, and was sentenced Friday morning in Sullivan County Criminal Court to 15 years on supervised probation. His charges stemmed from about $19,000 in TennCare benefits paid to Samuel Page, a resident of Holston Manor deemed eligible for benefits after he gave Anderson $460,000-plus out of his bank accounts.
The judge ordered Anderson to pay about $19,000 back to the Tenn-Care program and return $370,000 to Page within the next 10 business days. He ordered Anderson to return the remainder of Page’s money — approximately $70,000 — over the course of his probation.