By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 at 10:16 am in Just Bizarre.
You can’t make this stuff up: A 33-year-old Wisconsin mom stole her teenage daughter’s identity so she could try out for the high school cheerleading squad. She made the team, went to cheerleading pratice and even made a splash at a team pool party. We suspect her cheer coach must be watching wayyyy too much “One Tree Hill” if he or she can’t tell the difference between a 30-something and a 15-year-old. (That’s her mug shot, by the way.)
School officials only began wondering about their new student after the check for her cheerleader uniform bounced and she stopped attending classes the second day – after bursting into tears because math was too hard. Now the wanna-be cheerleader has been charged with felony identity theft. And her daughter, who lives with her grandmother in Nevada, must be mortified. Um, your thoughts?