34 year-old Charity Stevens has been arrested and charged with giving police false information after she was busted posing as a 15 year-old sophomore at New Life Christian School in Longview, Texas. Stevens tricked a local couple into adopting her, saying she had lost her parents and was an orphan. She then enrolled in the high school under the name Charity Johnson, saying she had previously been homeschooled, and began to settle in quickly.
In reality, Stevens was older than her guardian who accompanied her to sign up at the school. However, when she tried to join a local group for children in need, the group did a background check on “Charity Johnson” and came to the guardian will numerous questions. Her whole scheme began to unravel, and it wasn’t long before the shocking truth was revealed and Charity Stevens was exposed as a fraud.