Employee Charged After $80,000 & Prescription Forms Reported Stolen From Scottsburg Doctor

After a 10-month investigation, Indiana State Police last week charged a Scottsburg physician’s office employee with theft, forgery, fraud, and corrupt business influence.
Courtney Brewer, 28, of 694 East Marshfield Road, Scottsburg, turned herself in to the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg on Thursday, July 19, after a probable cause affidavit was presented earlier that morning by the Scott County Prosecutor Chris Owens in Scott County Circuit Court.
According to ISP Sgt Jerry Goodin, the arrest was the result of a nearly ten month long investigation that was initiated when a Scottsburg doctor noticed possible prescription fraud within his practice. After uncovering the possible prescription fraud he then noticed what appeared to be fraudulent transactions in his bank statements and other funds, Goodin reported.
ISP Sgt. Tracy Spencer from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg was assigned to investigate and discovered Brewer, an employee at the doctor’s office, allegedly stole money and prescription forms which she wrote for controlled substances.
“The stolen money totaled about $80,000 and there were over ten controlled substance prescriptions stolen and fraudulently written to her,” Goodin reported.
Brewer was booked into Scott County Jail just before 1 p.m on July 19 facing charges of charges: Corrupt Business Influence, Fraud on a Financial Institution, two counts of Forgery, 11 counts of theft, 12 counts of prescription forgery.
Goodin said the investigation is continuing.

Austin Christian Pre-School Orientation Tomorrow

Orientation for students enrolled at Austin Christian Preschool for the 2018-2019 school year will be held tomorrow (Thursday) July 26 at 6 p.m. After a short meeting to go over the Handbook and Preschool calendar, students and parents can meet the Preschool staff and visit the classrooms and playground area.
Openings are still available for 3, 4, & 5 year old youth. Parents can call the Austin Christian Church office at 812-794-2541 to enroll.
Classes start Tuesday, August 14, for the 3-year-olds and Wednesday, August 15, for the 4-& 5-year-olds.
Austin Christian Church is located on Highway 31 South of Austin.

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Crothersville School Registration Next Thursday; Classes Start Aug. 2

Back-to-School registration will be held at Crothersville community schools next Thursday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Tiger Gym lobby.
Parents registering a new student will need to bring a birth certificate, immunization record, social security card, and name of former school.
Additionally, parents should come prepared to pay book rental and deposit money in their child’s lunch account.
There will be lunch and textbook assistance forms available for anyone who would like to fill one out.
Income Eligibility Guidelines
1 in household, $22,459/yr; 2 in household, $30,451; 3 in household, $38,443; 4 in household, $46,435; 5 in household, $54,427; 6 in household, $62,419; 7 in household, $70,411; 8 in household, $78,403.
Book Rental fees for the coming school year are: Kindergarten, $89.00; Grade 1, $133; Grade 2, $111; Grade 3, $129; Grade 4, $130; Grade 5, $127; Grade 6, $102; Grade 7-12 $97 plus whatever science courses students take.
Student Lunch prices are $2.75/day; student breakfast $1.75/day.
2018-2019 Crothersville School Calendar
Aug. 2: 1st Day Of Class
Sept. 3: Labor Day
Oct. 8-12: Fall Break
Nov. 6: No Classes
Nov. 21-23: Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 21-Jan. 4: Christmas Break
Jan. 7: Classes Resume
Jan. 21: MLK Day*
Feb. 18: Presidents’ Day*
Mar. 25-29: Spring Break
April 19: Good Friday*
Apr. 22: No Classes*
May 3: No Classes
May 7: No Classes
May 24 Last Student Day & Graduation at 8 p.m.

Workshop This Friday For Crothersville Substitute Teachers

Crothersville Community Schools will hold a workshop for all current or potentially new substitute teachers this Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m.
All persons who desire to be a substitute teacher at Crothersville Elementary or Crothersville Jr.-Sr. High during the 2018/2019 school year are required to attend.
To be considered, you must have a high school diploma from an accredited high school and certifiable experience with children. Also the state of Indiana now requires all new potential substitute teachers or those renewing their license to have valid certification in the following three areas: CPR, AED, and Heimlich.
The workshop program will last approximately one hour and will be held in the CHS Jr.-Sr. High School Library.

Hamacher Hall Ice Cream Social This Saturday

The annual free Ice Cream Social at Hamacher Hall will be held this Saturday, July 14, from 2 – 4 p.m. Ice cream with toppings and drinks will be available to all. Children must be accompanied by adults.
This annual community event is sponsored by the Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association for the Crothersville community.
For any further information, contact Linda (812-521-3695) or Brenda (812-793-2760). Although donations are always welcome, there is no cost for this family-friendly event.