Second Person Charged in University Medical Center Mail Fraud Case

Federal prosecutors charged Rodolfo Reyes Mata with mail fraud on Friday July 5th for his involvement in the theft of over $700,000 from the University Medical Center. Mata was identified in court documents as a conspirator with Robert Gregory Bruce in a scam that included the submitting of false invoices to the hospital as payment.

According to the charging document, “Rudy” Mata submitted a fraudulent invoice in August of 2011 to the hospital seeking a payment of $3,250 to a business in San Antonio called ATAM Technology Services.

The UMC’s former Vice President, Greg Bruce, pled guilty to the same charges last month

According to court documents, Bruce confessed that he conspired with Mata in the mail fraud scheme that billed the University Medical Center out of nearly $682,000 between June of 2007 and December of 2011.  In addition, Bruce admitted to running up over $50,000 in personal charges on a hospital issued credit card during the same time period.  Prosecutors allege that Bruce used some of the money to pay for Mata’s living and educational expenses.

Robert Gregory Bruce is currently free on bond and awaiting a sentencing hearing.  He faces a  maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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