The superintendent of an Indiana school was charged with insurance fraud after she allegedly used her insurance to get medical treatment for a sick student.
Elwood Community Schools superintendent Casey Smitherman was released on $500 bail after she was charged with the felonies of insurance fraud, identity deception and official misconduct on Tuesday.
According to WISH-TV, Smitherman went to check on the welfare of a 15-year-old student at his home and found he had strep throat. He was denied treatment at a clinic, so Smitherman took him to another clinic and used her son's name to check him in and to get a prescription for an antibiotic.
Smitherman said in a statement on Wednesday, she's going to participate in a diversion program. Once completed, the charges will be dropped, provided she's not arrested again in 2019. (TIME)