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Father will fight theft charge for faking public school address

Charles Lauron Charles Lauron
Dale Warren Dale Warren
North Oldham Middle School on Highway 1973 in Goshen North Oldham Middle School on Highway 1973 in Goshen

LA GRANGE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville father accused of faking his address to get his son into Oldham County Schools is preparing to fight the charges. Charles Lauron, who faces jail time and thousands of dollars in fines after the Oldham County School District charged him with theft by deception, pleaded not guilty to the charges at his initial court appearance Monday morning.

Oldham County Schools officials allege Lauron lied about his address so his son could attend North Oldham Middle School in Goshen. They also told me Lauron has been using a falsified address for eight years so his son could attend Oldham County schools instead of JCPS, seen by some as a less desirable school district.

Lauron left the courtroom without commenting to reports, but his attorney, Dale Warren, said the father was not trying to pull a fast one.

"It's not that clear," said Warren of the allegations against his client. "We disagree with those fact, that he was lying to get his son into a better school district."

Warren said Lauron's ex-wife lived in Oldham County, but school officials tell us its records show the wife hasn't had an Oldham County address since 2004.

Lauron's case is part of a crackdown to fight what Oldham County sees as a growing problem of parents faking addresses to get their kids into its school district. After Lauron's case went public several parents came forward and admitted they didn't live in the district.

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