A woman is behind bars after allegedly pretending to be an East Texas high school student.
Charity Anne Johnson, 31, was enrolled at New Life Christian School in Longview as a sophomore. Longview police say Johnson was arrested Tuesday night at an apartment in the 400 block of S. High Street after giving officers a fake name and birthday.
Officer Debra Stiles said Johnson gave officers the name "Charity Stevens." This is the same alias Johnson used to enroll at New Life Christian School.
A spokesperson for the school said Johnson was brought in to enroll with a person who was her guardian. She enrolled in the school, giving a date of birth that indicated she was 15. On Tuesday, staff at the school discovered her identification was fake. She had been a student there since October 2013.
Tamica Lincoln says back in March, Charity told her she was 15 and needed a place to stay. "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..."
Johnson was arrested for failure to identify/giving false, fictitious information. She remains in the Gregg County Jail on $500 bond.
I know "black don't crack" and all, but this is ridiculous. We must use our non-cracking abilities for good not evil!