FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A 34-year-old woman has been arrested for posing as a high school student. The woman spent almost an entire school year enrolled as a sophomore at New Life Christian School in Longview, Texas.
Police say Charity Johnson is 34 years old despite jail records that list her being 31 years old. They say she began going to school after she posed as an orphaned 15-year-old to find a place to live. The woman who took her in says Johnson told her, she was abused by her biological father, who passed away when her mother died.
"I sympathized with her, and invited her into my home," said Johnson's guardian Tamica Lincoln. "I just don't know why she did it. Why put yourself and others at risk to do something like this."
Investigators soon determined Johnson used a fake name and birthday to enroll at the school. She even had a bogus Facebook account.
Johnson is in jail. Her bond has been set at $500.00.