Prosecutors issue arrest warrants for fraudulent claims in the MSU Healing Assistance Fund investigation

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INGHAM CO., MI. (WILX) -- The Michigan State University Police Department has released an update regarding an investigation into the MSU Healing Assistance Fund.

On May 14, the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office has issued arrest warrants for seven people that made fraudulent claims.

This resulted in 22 felony counts for fake claims totaling of over $527,000.

Police are reporting that they received information about the alleged fraudulent reimbursements in the fall of 2018.

They say that after reviewing the invoices, there were indications that appeared to be "fraudulent in nature."

"The amount for fraudulent payment is worth over $527,000," Capt. Doug Monette said. " The unpaid claim amounts to over $52,000."

The MSU Healing Assistance Fund was created to support survivors’ of Larry Nassar recovery and healing, including counseling and mental health services that are not covered by insurance.

For more information about the MSU Healing Assistance Fund, click here.

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