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Adult arrested after enrolling as high school student

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED May 15, 2014

A 31-year-old woman was arrested in Longview, Texas, after posing as a sophomore in high school. Charity Anne Johnson enrolled at New Life Christian School in October 2013 under the name "Charity Stevens."

School officials finally realized that the identification she used to enroll was fake on May 13.

"A spokesperson for the school said Johnson was brought in to enroll with a person who was her guardian. She enrolled in the school, giving a date of birth that indicated she was 15," reports KTLA.

Johnson had duped a local woman into being her guardian and allowing Johnson to stay in her home. "Tamica Lincoln says back in March, Charity told her she was 15 and needed a place to stay," reports KTLA. Lincoln told the station, "I sympathized with her, and invited her into my home. I took her in as a child, did her hair, got her clothes and shoes." Johnson claimed both her parents were deceased and that she had previously been home schooled.

Johnson now resides in the Gregg County Jail under a $500 bond on multiple charges, including giving false and/or fictitious information. 

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.