No good deed goes unpunished...
ELWOOD, Ind. – Elwood’s superintendent faces several charges after police say she sought medical treatment for a student using her son’s name.
Charges against Casey Smitherman include official misconduct, insurance fraud, insurance application fraud and identity deception.
According to court documents, a 15-year-old student didn’t come to school on Jan. 9 because he had a sore throat. Smitherman picked him up and took him to the med check in Elwood so a doctor could examine him. However, she signed the student in under her son’s name and also had a prescription for Amoxicillin filled at CVS under her son’s name.
The teen tore the name off the bottle’s label because he “knew it was wrong” and “to have a prescription in his possession with a different name is bad,” court documents said.
Police received a tip about the situation and followed up with the teen’s guardian on Jan. 16. A day later, Smitherman talked to Elwood police about the situation.
- Don Stuck