A woman in her late 40s reportedly stole her 22-year-old daughter's identity and used it to attend college and date younger guys
ยท Dec 9, 2021 ยท NottheBee.com

Lots of people, when they hit middle age, will attempt to recapture their lost youth in a variety of ways: A new sports car, a new wardrobe, a wild party streak, even...stealing their daughter's identity?

Laura Oglesby, 48, posed as her daughter, Lauren Hays, for more than two years in an elaborate scam that fooled both the federal government and locals in the small town of Mountain View.

In 2016, Oglesby applied for a Social Security card in Hays' name, which she promptly received in the mail.

From that point on, Oglesby โ€” who originally hailed from Arkansas and was then age 43 โ€” assumed her daughter's identity, saying her name was Lauren Hays and that she was only 22 years old.

The fraudster even started seducing unsuspecting men in their early 20s, who had no idea that Oglesby was almost two decades older than she said she was.

"Everyone believed it. She even had boyfriends that believed that she was that age: 22 years old," Chief Jamie Perkins of the Mountain View Police Department told the New York Times.

Oglesby even managed to fool a couple who let her stay with them for two years, believing she was running away from a domestic abuse situation.

She has to pay $17,521 in restitution to Southwest Baptist University and her daughter as part of her plea deal.

Fellas, a little pro tip: If your date says she's 22 but you're getting level-43 vibes from her, it's perfectly okay to ask...

...and if she responds with something along the lines of:

...then it's probably time to book it!


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