31-Year-Old Woman Poses As High School Student
A 31-year-old woman was arrested for posing as a Texas high school student after spending almost an entire year enrolled as a sophomore, police said.
Charity Johnson — who was attending classes at New Life Christian School in Longview since October — was collared on Sunday, after her adoptive family became suspicious of her identity, KLTV reported.
Police say Johnson, who was using the name Charite Stevens, began going to school after she posed as an orphaned 15-year-old to find a place to live.
“I sympathized with her and invited her into my home,” Tamica Lincoln, who became Johnson’s guardian, told the news station.
“I took her in as a child, did her hair, got her clothes and shoes.”