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updated: 11/7/2012 7:27 AM

Ind. woman who claimed school bus injury charged

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A northern Indiana woman who claimed she was struck and injured by a school bus has been charged with fraud after surveillance video apparently contradicts her story.

The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/SSHcjK ) that 42-year-old Shelley Lapsley of Fort Wayne faces one count of felony insurance fraud for allegedly submitting false claims of injury and misleading information to an insurance company.

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Court documents allege that Lapsley submitted a claims report for bodily injury to Fort Wayne Community Schools' insurance company in which she claimed she had been injured by a school bus.

But court documents say video obtained from the bus' onboard camera shows that Lapsley intentionally punched the bus.

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