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Woman, 34, Acts Like 15-Year-Old Orphan, Goes To School And Gets A Guardian

16 May, 2014

A 34-year-old woman from Texas, USA, Charity Johnson, pretended to be a 15-year-old orphan to enroll into an orphan school.

She also got a guardian, a woman of 30 who believed that Charity she lost both her parents and her father abused her when she was a child.

This news shocked the whole school as not even her new friends realized that she was not the person she appeared.

Charity Johnson

*Charity Johnson pretending to be 15 years old

Charity Johnson

*Charity Johnson, photographed in prison

Her real name is Charity Ann Johnson while she told everyone she was Charity Stevens. She was arrested after having studied for over 6 month in an orphan school.

She enrolled to New Life Christian School in October, and when she was signing the papers she was accompanied with a guardian.

Tamica Lincoln

*Tamica Lincoln, the guardian

Tamica Lincoln, her guardian, told the KLTV station that they met while they both worked at local McDonalds. Charity told her that she was 15, that she was abused by her father when she was young and that both of her parents were dead. She told Lincoln that she had no place to stay.

Lincoln felt for her, and invited this ‘child’ to live in her home. She even made her hair and attended parents meetings at her school where they discussed her performance. ‘She acted like a kid. She did her homework. She got good report cards,’ Lincoln told ABC News.

Charity Johnson

*Photos of Charity Johnson in social networks

Lincoln began suspecting something when she got a call from a group that helps children in need, they told her that Charity tried to enroll there. The head of the group told Lincoln that they performed a background check on her and revealed no information they needed.

Charity Johnson

*Photos of Charity Johnson in social networks

When guardian herself tried to find information on the girl, she called the manager at McDonald’s where they worked together and found out that Charity’s real last name was Johnson and that she was in fact 34.

Charity Johnson

*Photo of Charity Johnson the day she was arrested

Lincoln together with the mentor at the orphan school called the police before they both went to the school.

‘Teachers were crying and students were crying, and her best friend just couldn’t believe it,’ Lincoln recalls.

When asked to identify herself to the police the woman gave them her fake name. She now remains in Gregg County Jail charged with failure to identify/giving false information.

Charity has accounts in social media under nickname Charite where she posted lots of photos of herself looking just like a teenager.

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