Doctors' Notes for Sale

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma business has carved out a niche for itself -- making excuses for people.

For about $25, students and employees can buy excuse notes that appear to come from doctors or hospitals.

Other options at the Thackerville-based The Excused Absence Network include a fake jury summons or an authentic-looking funeral service program.

Co-founder John Liddell says people sometimes need a day off and are going to lie anyway.

The company's disclaimer advises the notes are "for entertainment purposes only."

Customers receive templates so they can print the notes after typing the name and address of a local doctor or emergency room.

Those who choose jury duty as an excuse to miss work enter their county courthouse information on the form.

But critics say bosses might wrongly think a doctor or other medical provider helped in the scam.

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