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Sheriff: Woman sold medical excuse notes to students

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 31 2019 Oct 31, 2019 October 31, 2019 2:02 PM October 31, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
EVANS, La. (AP) - Authorities in Louisiana say a woman who worked at a medical clinic has been arrested for selling fake doctor's notes to high school students so they can get out of class.
News outlets report 52-year-old Belinda Gail Fondren was charged with filing or maintaining false public records.
Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft says Fondren was selling medical excuses for $20 each. He says two students at Evans High School in Evans, Louisiana received excuses on 14 occasions.
Deputies said a physician received a call from Vernon Parish School Board about the absence notes. He told deputies that he didn't treat the students nor did he authorize the excuses.
Craft says Fondren worked in a clerical position at the clinic.
It's unclear whether Fondren has an attorney.

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