Teacher indicted for allegedly defrauding benefits program

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A Lodi social studies teacher was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly defrauding the state school employees' health benefits program.

According to court records, 45-year-old Jason Narachone, along with two others, schemed to defraud the state out of thousands of dollars in medically unnecessary medications.

The charges can carry a maximum penalty of 10 years and a $250,000 fine.

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