31-year-old woman poses as high school student

TYLER, Texas - They all know the same face, but friends of Charity Johnson have each heard a different story. Everything that she was doing, it was all planned.

"She gave me the same story about being abused by her biological father, then he passed away and her biological mother is dead," Paul Ward said.

Tamica Lincoln says back in March, Charity told her she was 15-years-old and needed a place to stay.

"I sympathized with her, and invited her into my home," said Lincoln.

Lincoln also met with Charity's 10th grade teachers at New Life Christian School.

"I just don't know why she did it. Why put yourself and others at risk to do something like this?" said Lincoln.

As soon as Lincoln and Paul Ward suspected Charity was using a fake identity, they called the police and went straight to the school. Teachers and students were crying. School officials would not go on camera but say a notice about the situation will be sent home with students on Thursday.

Lincoln posted a picture of Charity on Facebook and asked if anyone knew her. The response is surprising.

KLTV has reached out to four different women on Facebook that she has contacted. Florida, in Longview, Texas, and Minnesota.

New Life Christian School has around 30 students. School officials say Charity Johnson enrolled as a sophomore last October under the name "Charity Stevens." They say she came in as a home-schooled student without any prior transcripts.

Her bond is set at $500.


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