Friday, October 17, 2008

33 going on 16

Some people (myself included) have dreams sometimes in which they're suddenly back in high school. This kook turned her dreams of returning to high school into a (brief and costly) reality:
A 33-year-old woman accused of stealing her daughter's identity to attend high school and join the cheerleading squad has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Wendy Brown faces a felony identity theft charge after enrolling in a Wisconsin high school as her 15-year-old daughter, who lives in Nevada with Brown's mother.

According to a federal complaint, Brown attended one day of classes, practiced with the cheerleading squad and went to a party at the coach's house.
I guess she fit in fairly well, then. According to this account of the case (which features a picture of the erstwhile teenager) the whole thing began to unravel when she couldn't make it to class after being arrested on a separate fraud charge. Now, she's facing some serioous detention. We're talking more than twelve years' worth.

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