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ELWOOD, Ind. –The Elwood School Board on Friday approved the resignation of Superintendent Casey Smitherman.

Smitherman is facing multiple criminal charges after she used her insurance to help a sick student get treatment. 

She sent a letter of resignation to the board earlier in the day. 

Court documents show Smitherman was charged with insurance fraud, identity deception and official misconduct.

Attorney Bryan Williams told The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin that, under an agreement with the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office, Smitherman will enter a diversion program. That will allow the charges to be dropped if there are no further arrests in the coming year, Williams said. 

(WISH-TV’S Jenny Dreasler)

(Photo Provided by Elwood Community School Corp.)