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Sheriff: Louisiana woman sold medical excuse notes to students

Posted at 9:49 AM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 09:49:31-04

EVANS, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say a woman who worked in a clerical position at a medical clinic has been arrested for selling fake doctor's notes to high school students so they can get out of class.

52-year-old Belinda Gail Fondren was charged with filing or maintaining false public records.

The Vernon Parish Sheriff says Fondren was selling medical excuses for $20 each. The Sheriff said that two students at a local High School in Evans, Louisiana received excuses on 14 occasions.

Deputies said a physician received a call from the school board about the absence notes. The physician told deputies that he didn't treat the students nor did he authorize the excuses.

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