CAIRO, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a 32-year-old woman who they say tried to enroll in high school classes in New York while pretending to be a 15-year-old homeless teen.
The woman is facing charges of offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records and criminal trespassing.
District Superintendent Anthony Taibi says the woman told Cairo-Durham School District administrators she was a teen named “Riley Madison.”
The woman rode the bus to and from school and attended one day of classes Dec. 21.
Taibi says administrators felt something was off and contacted local authorities.
Joel Rowell with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department tells WNYT-TV the woman has a high school diploma, and it is unclear why she tried to enroll in classes.
An investigation is ongoing.