What is the deal with the 33 year old mom who stole daughter's identity?

United States
September 17, 2008 12:55pm CST
I just can't believe this story. I mean, a 33 year old mom wanted to be a cheerleader so bad that she stole her daughter's identity? Here's the link to this unbelievable situation http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ipppcZU-H4xC9lQiAOQFSF-cfrdAD935H3G80 . Please tell me, what was this mom thinking? I'm dying to know.
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@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I can't believe that she actually thought that she would get away with it! She thought she could pass herself off for a 15 year old girl! Come on now! Who did she think she was kidding? Her other mistake was that she led a trail right to her daughter by opening up her big mouth! What an idiot! She had already made people suspicious and then she bounced a check too! I hope she gets convicted and goes to jail. It's a good thing she doesn't have that poor kid with her. At least the daughter doesn't have to live with that crazy sick woman.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
Is that just crazy or what?! A teacher figured her out on her (the 33 year old) first day of school. Then she writes a bad check. Obviously, she has some issues that need to be addressed. It will be interesting to see what happens in this case.
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@mikinikih (201)
• United States
18 Sep 08
That's just sad. I'm assuming she already had issues if her daughter is living with grandma (and from the math she was pregnant at 17, had a baby at 18). And to do that to her own child....she deserves whatever punishment she gets. Obviously it's not like she was doing it for the money, but even so, the whole act is just wrong.
• United States
19 Sep 08
Hello mikinikih. Obviously, something is amiss. I didn't know the daughter was living with the grandma, that's news to me. Yes, she was a young mother, but that still doesn't explain what she must have been thinking. Hope she gets some good help.
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I think the woman wanted to relive her youth, she must look young enough to pass for a 15 year old btw. And hopefully she learn both lessons, never to pass for anyone she is not, the past is over and writing checks without funds is bad.
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• United States
17 Sep 08
Hello ShellyB. Yes, it said in the Associated Press article that she felt she had been robbed of her youth. Actually, one of the teachers became suspicious because she looked way older than 15. Certainly not a good idea to write bad checks either.
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• Canada
17 Sep 08
By the picture of this woman I have no idea how she was able to pass off as her 15 year old daughter even if her demeaner was that of someone younger . This woman should be charged for trying to pass off as her daughter because what was she thinking is right . Who would do this to their own child no matter the reason and the reason wasn't good either . How a mother could take the identify of her own child is hard to comprehend . We want the best for our children , we certainly don't want to be them . We already had our experiences good or bad as children , why would anyone want to go through this again and at the expense of their own child is beyond me .
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• United States
17 Sep 08
Hello samtaylorskykierajen. Well, one of the teachers was immediately suspicious of her because she looked older than 15. I do believe she was charged with identity theft (of her daughter). It doesn't appear she was trying to harm her child in any way but ultimately, the embarrassment for her daughter has probably been terrible.
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• United States
19 Sep 08
Hi Pearl I saw this on the news. she said something like she just wanted to get to do things that she didn't get to do when she was younger.... She has a criminal record and a history of stealing, they think that she was just doing this to get access to more credit card and checking accounts. I still am amazed that no one thought that she was older when she enrolled in school. Don't you have to bring a parent with you to do that anyways?
• United States
19 Sep 08
You make a good point, LouiseKnittel. Perhaps she showed up by herself as "the mother", registered for "her daughter", then showed up for school the next day. One teacher became suspicious of her the first day at school and thought she looked older. That's what the article said, I think. Yes, I think she definitely needs some counseling assistance. And then there's the criminal element also. Such a sad story...