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 could get out of class.
News outlets report that 52-year-old Belinda Gail Fondren was charged with filing or maintaining false public records. Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft says Belinda was selling medical excuses for $20 each. He says two students at Evans High School in Evans, Louisiana received excuses on 14 different occasions. Deputies said a physician received a call from Vernon Parish School Board about the absence notes. He told the deputies that he didn’t treat the students, nor did he authorize the excuses.
Sheriff Craft says Belinda worked in a clerical position at the clinic.