Indiana superintendent who helped student with insurance resigns

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MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (CNN) – An Indiana school superintendent arrested for using her medical insurance to get treatment for a student has resigned from her job. 

Casey Smitherman worked for the Elwood School District. 

She admitted to police that she took a 15-year-old student to an urgent care clinic last month after the boy 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 was charged with insurance fraud, identity deception, and misconduct.

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

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