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Prince George's County Schools CFO, Wife Resign Over Alleged Insurance Fraud

The chief financial officer for Prince George's County Public Schools has resigned after the Maryland Insurance Administration found him and his wife responsible for insurance fraud.

White's wife, Keisha White, had worked for the school system as an internal auditor. Education officials said in a joint statement Monday that the resignations of the couple are effective immediately.

The Whites were accused of filing two insurance claims over the same item.

In August, they were ordered to pay $3,000 each in civil fines for filing a fraudulent insurance claim for a lost wedding ring, the Baltimore Sun reported. They had been placed on administrative leave with pay on Friday, after schools officials learned of the order, according to the Sun.

The Washington Post reported:

According to an order filed by the state insurance administration in August, White filed two claims for his wife’s 1.5-carat ring with two different insurance companies within a five-month span.

The Post reported that Colby White received $16,313 to settle a claim he filed with Traveler's Indemnity Insurance in April 2013. Then, investigators for Erie Insurance Exchange found that White's claim in September 2013 was the second one he'd filed, the Post reported.

The couple has paid the fines, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Colby White had worked for the school system since 1995. Keisha White joined the schools in 2001.

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