Ever heard the saying, “High school’s the best four years of your life?” Well, one woman thought this was so true, she decided to go back…13 years later.
Charity Stevens was a sophomore at New Life Christian High School from Longview, Texas.
At 15, she looked forward to Friday night football games, school dances, touring potential colleges, and making lifelong friendships. She was like every other normal high school sophomore, says UPI. Well, almost.
Charity Stevens’ real name was Charity Anne Johnson and she was actually 31 years old.
After your depression for today’s society fades away, one of the first thoughts that comes to mind is where are this young lady’s (woman’s?) parents? That gets tricky: Charity Stevens/Johnson convinced a woman named Tamika Lincoln to become her guardian, claiming to be motherless and a victim of abuse by her late father.
Lincoln took her in and helped her enroll at New Life in October, 2013 – one of the many things any guardian would do for a 15 year old girl:
“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,” Lincoln told KLTV. “I just don’t know why she did it. Why put yourself and others at risk to do something like this? I have deep concerns about her being who we don’t know she is, and then she’s out there at the school.”
No longer putting herself or others at the apparent “risk” Lincoln sees, Charity Johnson/whatshername is currently sitting in jail awaiting trial for failure to identify and giving false information.
Because, well, duh.
This woman deserves respect- she was smart enough to convince a woman that she was not only a minor, but to get a free living and free hairstyling. She also duped a Texas high school that she was a sophomore for 7 months (for additional emphasis, that’s roughly 213 days).
Only a cunning and clever individual could get away with this, so kudos to you, Charity Anne Johnson/Stevens.
This woman’s going places folks. Not college, but places.