Woman, 31, poses as high school student and gets away with it

Charity Anne Johnson-Charity Stevens
Charity Anne Johnson-Charity Stevens

When it comes to high school most people are glad to finish and start their life. That was not the case for Charity Anne Johnson, a 31-year-old East Texas woman. She apparently missed her high school days so much she enrolled at New Life Christian School in Longview as a sophomore. Johnson has been a student at the school since October of 2013, when a woman acting as her guardian enrolled her for classes. However, the woman who enrolled Johnson in school states that she was also fooled.

Johnson told the good Samaritan, Tamica Lincoln, that she was a 15-year-old who had run away from abusive parents and that her name was Charity Stevens. Taking sympathy on Johnson, she allowed the woman to stay at her home and even went to the school for parent-teacher meetings. Lincoln states, “”I just don’t know why she did it. Why put yourself and others at risk to do something like this? I have deep concerns about her being who we don’t know she is … and then she’s out there at the school.”

Johnson’s masquerade as tenth grade student Charity Stevens caused shock waves of emotion around the school. According to news media both students and teachers were crying because of Johnson’s fraud. Now Johnson sits in the Gregg County, Texas jail on a $500 bond for failure to identify and giving a false,fictitious name.

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