Mendota High School football coach arrested

Beto Mejia was arrested at the district office Wednesday on charges of insurance fraud.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The head coach of the Mendota High School football team was arrested on charges of insurance fraud. Mendota police took Coach Beto Mejia into custody at the district office on Wednesday morning. He is facing four charges related to one accusation of insurance fraud -- with a total claim of about $4,000.


Arturo Andrade, a former Mendota High School football player, has also been charged with insurance fraud.

The Mendota Unified School District confirmed in a press release that Mejia was arrested, but said they did not believe any other employees or students were involved. They said Mejia has been placed on administrative leave and assistants will continue to coach the football team.

In February, Coach Beto Mejia and the Mendota High School football team was featured in an ESPN documentary highlighting the success of Aztec program.

Watch the video for extended team coverage from Action News reporter Corin Hoggard and Kate Valentine.


Now the community is stepping up to support the popular coach.

Action News was there to speak to Beto Mejia, as he walked out of jail Wednesday. But Mejia declined to say anything about the charges he's facing for felony insurance fraud.

Watch the video for extended coverage from Action News reporter Rick Montanez.






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