Sheriff: Woman sold medical excuse notes to students

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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.

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