NASHVILLE – Tennessee officials say James Bond is on a mission to obtain something he’s not supposed to have.
Unfortunately for taxpayers, the federal government seems neither shaken nor stirred, and isn’t helping state authorities do anything to stop him.
Unlike the famed 007 character, this Bond — James Jeffrey Bond — lives in Gallatin, and his alleged quest is far less romantic than anything Ian Fleming ever imagined.
Sumner County officials arrested Bond, 30, on charges of fraudulently obtaining painkillers such as Tramadol, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone through doctor shopping using benefits from TennCare, Tennessee’s version of Medicaid.
Doctor shopping generally involves going to several doctors in a short period of time to obtain controlled substances.
Authorities arrested Bond one year ago on similar charges. Bond was on probation from the previous charge, and his parole was revoked, said Tennessee Office of Inspector General spokeswoman Lola Potter in a statement Monday.