LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A state investigation into a Louisville day care that was involved in a deadly van crash found the business was falsifying attendance records to overbill a government child-care subsidy program from low-income working families.
The Courier-Journal reported the investigation's findings into Heavenly Angels Childcare were released Friday.
The investigation said owner Lavonia Lewars paid a mother $400 to falsely claim that two of her three kids were attending the day care. Lewars was indicted in July on charges of engaging in a fraudulent scheme and theft by deception exceeding $10,000.
The June 12 wreck involving a van from Heavenly Angels killed one woman and injured the driver and 14 children. The state began investigating allegations of overbilling about six months before the crash.
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