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Indiana Superintendent Faces Insurance Fraud For Sick Student’s Care

A superintendent of an Indiana school district faces fraud charges for using her insurance to obtain $233 in medical care for a sick student.

Elwood Community Schools Superintendent Casey Smitherman was charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor in an insurance fraud case after she allegedly used her son’s insurance to get treatment for a sick student.

“I am committed to this community and our students and I regret if this action has undermined your trust in me,” Smitherman said in a statement to Fox 59. ”From the beginning, my ultimate goal has been to provide the best environment for Elwood students’ growth physically, mentally and academically and I remain focused on that purpose.”

According to a probable cause affidavit, Smitherman was worried about the 15-year-old boy when he did not come to school on Jan. 9. She contacted him and he told her he was sick and had a sore throat.