Report: Woman, 34, posed as high schooler for months

May 16, 2014, 4:20 PM

When you were in high school, did you ever have a class with someone you would swear to this day was older than they claimed?

According to ABC News, that was the case when a sophomore at New Life Christian School in Longview, Texas was actually a 34-year-old woman.

The school’s principal, Stuart Newlin, said Charity Anne Johnson had every one fooled at the school, including her teachers, fellow students and a woman who took her in.

“She came in with a guardian; there was no reason to be suspicious,” Newlin said. “Usually, parents come in, they fill out the paperwork and we take their word for it. If they come from another school, you transfer records. If they come from home school, they don’t have those records.”

Her guardian, Tamica Lincoln, said she met Johnson while working with her at McDonald’s. She said Johnson was searching for a place to live after her parents died and her sister was evicted.

“I allowed her to come into my house,” Lincoln said. “I was just trying to be nice and kindhearted and get her out of the situation she was in.”

Lincoln was the person who outed Johnson after she received an odd call.

Johnson is being held on $500 bail. She has not publicly stated why she posed as a high school student.


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