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Medical Clinic Employee Sold Doctor’s Notes To Students For $20

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Medical Clinic Employee Sold Doctor’s Notes To Students For $20

A Louisiana woman was arrested after she allegedly sold doctor’s notes to high school students for $20 last week.

Fox News reports Belinda Fondren was arrested on Oct.23 after it was discovered she sold medical excuse notes to teens for $20. Fondren obtained the notes since she worked as a clerical employee at a medical clinic in Evans County. The investigation began after her employer received calls from the Vernon Parish School Board inquiring about multiple students submitting the excuse letters from his clinic.

The doctor said none of the students received treatment at his clinic and the notes were not authorized by his clerical staff. Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft said in a statement that it was common for students from Evans High School to purchase false medical excuse notes to skip out on class.

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During the investigation, officers said two students were excused from school on 14 occasions. Fodren was charged with filing and maintaining a false public record and her bond is set at $15,000. If she is convicted for the crime, Fodren will face a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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