Superintendent charged with fraud for using insurance on sick student

Casey Smitherman, superintendent of Elwood Community Schools in Indiana, allegedly used her own insurance to help a sick student and now faces multiple charges including insurance fraud. An Indiana school superintendent who allegedly used her own insurance to help a…

Superintendent charged with fraud for using insurance on sick student

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Casey Smitherman, superintendent of Elwood Community Schools in Indiana, allegedly used her own insurance to help a sick student and now faces multiple charges including insurance fraud.
An Indiana school superintendent who allegedly used her own insurance to help a sick student faces multiple charges including insurance fraud.

Casey Smitherman — superintendent of Elwood Community Schools in Elwood, Indiana — was booked on charges of insurance fraud, identity deception and official misconduct on Wednesday and later released on bail, according to court records.

Smitherman says the charges come after she recently went to the home of a student who had missed school and saw he had symptoms of strep throat. After the student was refused treatment at a clinic, she took him to another one, this time saying he was her son.

“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
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