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Jun 6, 2013 3:19 PM by Associated Press

Former Lubbock Hospital VP Pleads Guilty to Fraud

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A former vice president of a Lubbock hospital has pleaded guilty to a scheme in which he used fake invoices to bilk the hospital for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Federal prosecutors say Greg Bruce pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud Thursday in Lubbock. The 46-year-old Bruce faces up to 20 years in prison.

Bruce is the former vice president of University Medical Center in Lubbock.

Prosecutors say Bruce and another defendant ran a four-year scheme in which they submitted false invoices from two companies for work that had not been done. The hospital paid out an estimated $682,000 on the invoices. Bruce also admitted to charging more than $55,000 in unauthorized purchases and payments to a hospital credit card.

A sentencing date was not immediately announced.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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