EVANS, La. (AP/(LOCAL 33/FOX 44). — The Vernon Parish Sheriff says 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.
The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page posted 52-year-old Belinda Gail Fondren was charged with filing or maintaining false public records.
Sheriff Sam Craft says Fondren was selling medical excuses for $20 each. He says two students at Evans High School in Evans 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.
Bond was set at $ 15,000.00. Fondren remains in the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office jail.