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4th-grade teacher charged with insurance fraud

 State investigators arrested a Gwinnett County school teacher and charged her with insurance fraud.

Doshia Mears was listed as a fourth-grade teacher on the website of Anderson Livsey Elementary School in Snellville.

She has been charged with fraudulently receiving more than $12,700 from disability “while gainfully employed by Gwinnett County Schools,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by Channel 2 Action News.

Gwinnett County school officials said Mears has not been in the classroom this school year, as she is currently on medical leave.

Gwinnett officials confirmed Mears was hired in August 2010, when the arrest warrant alleges the fraud began.

“That ain’t right,” parent Marlene Shepard said.

Shepard’s son used to attend Anderson Livsey Elementary, though Mears was not his teacher.

“I’m a parent, and when you leave your kids at school, you want to leave them in good hands,” Shepard said.

Jail records indicate Mears is no longer in jail, but no one answered the door at her home Monday afternoon when a reporter tried to get a statement.

Georgia Department of Insurance investigators said it cannot comment on the case right now because it is an ongoing investigation.

Gwinnett County Schools Human Resources Department was also conducting its own investigation.

WSBTV

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Written by lordsinsurancelog

September 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Posted in Insurance News