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She’d been enrolled in school for almost an entire year.
Charity Anne Johnson apparently adopted the the last name “Stevens” before appealing to Tamica Lincoln, who agreed to take in what she believed to be a 15-year-old abuse victim in need of a place to stay. She then took the woman to register for school at New Life Christian School back in October. “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 news station, KLTV. She even met with Charity’s teachers. Charity was a model student with good grades and no discipline problems. She also had a job at Walmart and a boyfriend, who believed that she was 18.
Things went awry when the school started to suspect that she was using false information, calling the police and alerting the community, sending notices home with students. Her co-worker at Walmart told news reporters that she suspected Johnson was lying when she asked for assistance with getting an outfit for a “family reunion.” When questioned about her age, she maintained her story saying she was a sophomore in high school, but the co-worker wasn’t convinced. Charity’s boyfriend, Rickie Williams had no idea that she was almost twice the age that she’d given him and they’d been dating since last summer.
Johnson was arrested Tuesday at Tamica Lincoln’s home, then gave authorities another birthday claiming that she was 31. A statement has since been released to correct the age to 34.
She is currently being held in a county jail with a $500 bond.