Grown Texas Woman Arrested After Posing as High School Student


Published 05/15 2014 03:14PM

Updated 05/15 2014 03:15PM

Anne Johnson, 31
Anne Johnson, 31
A 31-year-old Texas woman has gone from the class room to a jail cell after passing herself off as a high school sophomore — but her motive remains a mystery.

Authorities say Charity Anne Johnson posed as a 15-year-old girl who managed to enroll at a East Texas high school.

Johnson's lie unraveled on Tuesday when a woman who she was living with in Longview, Texas, called the police and demanded she leave the property.

When officers arrived, Johnson gave her name as "Charity Stevens" with a birth date in November 1997, Longview Police Officer Debra Stiles told NBC News on Thursday.

But when some of the things "Stevens" told the cops didn't add up, they started digging a little deeper.

"Through course of the investigation the officer determined she was lying," said Stiles.

Johnson was arrested for "failing to identify" herself to an officer, which is a misdemeanor in Texas. She is currently being held in the Gregg County Jail in lieu of a $500 bond, where she is listed as being 5 feet tall and 300 pounds.

Officials said that Johnson had no arrests in her background that would explain why she was faking her identity.

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