Tuesday, September 16, 2008

This made me laugh too

...or disturbed me, not sure which.

US woman allegedly stole daughter's identity to be a cheerleader

It sounds like a bad film, but a woman in the US allegedly tried to steal her daughter's identity to become a high school cheerleader.

It sounds like the plot of a bad movie, but Wendy Brown, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, faces a felony identity theft charge after enrolling in Ashwaubenon High School as her 15-year-old daughter, the Associated Press reports.

Her daughter lives in Nevada with her grandmother.

According to the complaint, Brown was trying to regain a childhood she felt she'd missed.

High school staff said she appeared to be very timid.

She even cried when she talked about moving from Pahrump Valley High School in Nevada, the school which, in reality, her daughter attends.

Despite looking older than other students, she was described as having the demeanour of a high school girl and didn't arouse suspicion.

A school liaison officer started investigating after Brown only attended the first day of classes last week, the complaint said.

Before school began, she allegedly attended cheerleading practice sessions and even went to a pool party at the cheerleading coach's house, but the $134.50 cheque she handed over for her uniform bounced.

If convicted, she could face up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Article from Herald-Sun here.

4 comments:

Amy said...

what? that's nuts, sounds like she's trying to relive her life through her daughter...

lovestitches said...

FFS not sure if she's dumber for doing that or the school for not recognising her as an adult.

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Crazy shit, love it! Can't believe it was a dodgy cheque that sprung her?!!

airhairlair said...

There are lots of people doing it (well a couple). see here
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/sep/28/crime.unitedstates

I don't think all the make up etc in the world would make me look like a teenager, for one thing I would ruin it by saying things like "I used to wear a shirt like this back in the day".

Can you imagine having to do the whole school thing again? At least you would know what the popular girls were going to end up being (at my school not alot!)


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