Superintendent Resigns, Helped Kid with Insurance

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT CHARGED WITH INSURANCE FRAUD AFTER TAKING STUDENT TO URGENT CARE RESIGNS FROM JOB

(WISH) – An Indiana school superintendent under fire for using her insurance to get medical treatment for a student has resigned from her job.

Casey Smitherman worked for the Elwood school district in Indiana.

She reportedly admitted to police that she took the 15-year-old boy to an urgent care clinic last month after the teen complained of not feeling well.

Police say Smitherman used her own son’s name to get the child medical treatment.

She also told police she bought clothes for the boy and helped clean his house.

Smitherman is charged with insurance fraud, identify deception and misconduct.

The Elwood school board approved Smitherman’s resignation on Friday.

A cousin of the teen involved says the family never asked Smitherman for help, and called what she did “inappropriate.”

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