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UC officials to ask judge to halt alleged health fraud scheme they claim stole millions

Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley in 2014. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley in 2014. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

The University of California is alleging that it’s uncovered a scheme that targeted hundreds of students through its student healthcare plan and cost UC almost $12 million.

In a complaint filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, UC said the scheme used information from more than 500 students enrolled in its system-wide Student Health Insurance Plan that allowed doctors to write fraudulent medical prescriptions.

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