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Officials: Woman, 34, Enrolled in School as Teen
AP ^ | 15 May 2014 | AP

Posted on 05/15/2014 3:21:50 PM PDT by Theoria

34-year-old woman posed as a teenager to enroll as sophomore at a small private high school in East Texas, officials said Wednesday.

Longview police said Charity Johnson was arrested early Tuesday morning after telling officers she was "Charite Stevens" and was born in November 1997. Police had been called to an apartment when the person Johnson was staying with said she no longer wanted her living there. Police gave Johnson a trespass warning.

Officer Debra Stiles said during the investigation, police determined she had given them a false name and birthdate.

Police say Johnson is 34, although jail records list her as 31. She was being held Wednesday in the Gregg County Jail on $500 bond for allegedly giving false information to police. Attorney information was not listed for her.

Stiles said she did not know why the woman posed as a teen.

The principal at New Life Christian School in Longview said Johnson enrolled in October with a guardian and filled out paperwork indicating she was 15.

"She acted like a 15, 16-year-old. She was an attentive student, respectful, did her homework," Stuart Newlin told The Associated Press.

He said the school charges $150 a month, but there's no penalty if students don't pay. He said she'd been paying about $24 a month tuition at the school with about 30 students.

He said everyone involved with the school was convinced she was a teen.

"The why? Nobody seems to know why," Newlin said.

Stiles also said she did not know what Johnson's motivation was.

Tamica Lincoln told KLTV television station in Tyler that she invited Johnson into her home in March after Johnson told her she needed a place to stay.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: crime; highschool; odd; texas

1 posted on 05/15/2014 3:21:50 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria
She had better be doing some kind of lying...


2 posted on 05/15/2014 3:25:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Theoria

3 posted on 05/15/2014 3:27:35 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Theoria

geez. well, getting older has its downsides, but, how many of you would want to go back to high school???????


4 posted on 05/15/2014 3:27:43 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Theoria

This is a teen? Who, exactly, was fooled? Obama voters?

http://kytx.images.worldnow.com/images/3732935_G.jpg


5 posted on 05/15/2014 3:27:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Dallas59

Thanks for providing evidence. Guilty!


6 posted on 05/15/2014 3:28:20 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Theoria

This person did not stand out in a school of 30 students??


7 posted on 05/15/2014 3:29:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Dallas59

Who was the guardian that enrolled her? Maybe I missed it.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 3:29:29 PM PDT by Maudeen ("I'm just a sinner . . . saved by Grace.")
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To: Theoria

Related with a “before” and “after” photo...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=23733214


9 posted on 05/15/2014 3:29:44 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: kingattax

Not exactly “Billy Madison” is she?


10 posted on 05/15/2014 3:30:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

lol...not even close


11 posted on 05/15/2014 3:31:43 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: F15Eagle

What kind of a ‘fone did she have on her? Seriously, there might be more of this type of fraud going on all over the country lending itself to who knows what. I’m not convicting this individual, but it is a shame that the trust factor is totally missing in this country.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 3:36:12 PM PDT by Maudeen ("I'm just a sinner . . . saved by Grace.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

13 posted on 05/15/2014 3:37:43 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Theoria

Actually, at my children’s high school I’ve seen some students that could pass for a 30 something.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 3:38:45 PM PDT by fso301 (uires that you believe)
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To: fso301

High School. . .have you seen some of the jr. high kids coming out of the schools?


15 posted on 05/15/2014 3:40:37 PM PDT by Maudeen ("I'm just a sinner . . . saved by Grace.")
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To: kingattax

BFD! We have a pResident in DC that no one can even prove was born.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 3:47:35 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Theoria
"The why? Nobody seems to know why," Newlin said.

Easy....the free lunches.

17 posted on 05/15/2014 3:48:46 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: kingattax

Good Lord what the hell happen to her hair?


18 posted on 05/15/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: GeronL

Are you kidding? It would have been a capitol hate crime to ask anything because of her “protected” status.


19 posted on 05/15/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: metmom; wintertime

Hey, I found a new one!


20 posted on 05/15/2014 4:02:51 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Patriot Babe
O-tay! Buckwheat photo: Buckwheat Buckwheat-Magnet-C11750430.jpg
21 posted on 05/15/2014 4:07:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: tumblindice

She’s “Unce........Tice.......Fee Dimes a Mady.....”


22 posted on 05/15/2014 4:07:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Theoria

Can she read cursive?


23 posted on 05/15/2014 4:08:04 PM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: Patriot Babe

thats hair ? i thought it was a hat made out of some animal


24 posted on 05/15/2014 4:14:04 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: SZonian

The make-up does do wonders...

But still...

How effed up does your life have to be where this seems like a good idea.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 4:14:56 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: kingattax

Please, no more pictures. My newly de-cataracted eyes can’t take it.


26 posted on 05/15/2014 4:22:14 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Theoria

“She was being held Wednesday in the Gregg County Jail “

They could have thrown her into juvenile detention hall/prison. Keep up the act.


27 posted on 05/15/2014 4:33:48 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: dfwgator

28 posted on 05/15/2014 4:38:36 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

Wookin Pa Nub....


29 posted on 05/15/2014 4:39:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Maybe she was THE person who was actually trying to ‘turn her life around?’

You couldn’t pay me enough to go back to school, and I did enjoy it at at the time.


30 posted on 05/15/2014 4:41:43 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Theoria; Dilbert San Diego
geez. well, getting older has its downsides, but, how many of you would want to go back to high school???????

LOL....Looks like Charite would ;) It must be the tasty lunches they serve. /s

31 posted on 05/15/2014 4:43:00 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Theoria

Actually, I would have guessed middle school!


32 posted on 05/15/2014 5:32:03 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives (communists) lie because their expectations and promises never match reality.)
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To: Theoria
Just think of the irony at work here: we've had Affirmative Action's poison permeate all parts of our society over 50 years and we have a 34-year old adult woman who still can't get past high school to graduate? This is rather demented.
33 posted on 05/15/2014 5:34:38 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: kingattax

Al sharptons offspring?


34 posted on 05/15/2014 5:53:51 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Dead Corpse

Maybe she thought they’d teach her how to write and read cursive?


35 posted on 05/15/2014 7:42:32 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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