Mother Who Posed As High School Student, Cheerleader Sentenced

A Wisconsin woman who enrolled in high school under her daughter's name and tried out for the cheerleading squad has been committed to a mental health facility for three years.

Wendy Brown was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to a charge of identity theft. The 34-year-old woman apologized Tuesday in court in Green Bay.

Records show Brown attended one day of classes last August at Ashwaubenon High School and practiced with the cheerleading squad while posing as her 15-year-old daughter, who was living with a relative out of state.

Investigators learned her true identity after she was reported as truant and found that she had been jailed in a forgery case.

Brown told investigators she wanted to relive her high school experience.

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  • by Brit Location: Greenville on Jan 20, 2009 at 05:12 PM
    Sounds a lot like the movie, Never Been Kissed. Maybe she got the idea from that. I feel bad for the woman's daughter.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 20, 2009 at 02:06 PM
    If she was 34 and passed for a high school girl I would like to see her.
  • by OK Location: NC on Jan 20, 2009 at 02:38 AM
    WITN, can you post the original story.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2009 at 08:46 PM
    oh c'mon she probably didnt finish high school and wanted to start over or somethin
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 18, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    This woman obviously has some major mental issues, but will three years in the looney bin really help to rectify this situation? Will any length of time help her? I am not offering answers here, because I really don't have any. I am just throwing questions out because cases like this are not only strange but make the rest of us wonder. This woman is 34 years old. If she is willing to do these things now, what can one possibly do to get her into a normal thought process? Is there really an answer that would help her? What ever it is in our brains that generate common sense does not seem to be working in her.

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