The investigation began in July 2019 on allegations that 45 year-old Michael Webb, a podiatrist who owns Webb Foot and Ankle Clinic, was using his position to obtain controlled substances by writing two patients fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone and gabapentin in exchange for keeping a portion of the pills for himself.
38 year-old Carley Stiles Davis and 48 year-old Christy Anna Stiles were identified as two of the patients involved. Both women used their TennCare benefits to purchase the pills. Further investigation revealed that in an effort to make the prescriptions appear legitimate, Webb presented the Department of Health with fabricated medical records to make the prescriptions appear legitimate and he billed TennCare for services that were never provided on at least two occasions.
On October 5th, the Sevier County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Webb with two counts of TennCare Fraud, four counts of Prescription Drug Fraud, and one count of Tampering with or Fabricating Evidence. On Monday, he was arrested and booked into the Sevier County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
Christy Stiles was indicted on nineteen counts of TennCare Fraud and one count of Theft of Services. She was arrested and booked into the Sevier County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
Carley Davis was indicted on eight counts of TennCare Fraud and one count of Theft of Services. She was arrested and booked into the Sevier County Jail on a $15,000 bond.