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32-year-old woman poses as homeless 15-year-old to enroll in New York high school
CAIRO, N.Y. -- A 32-year-old woman faces felony charges for posing as a homeless teenager to enroll and attend classes at a high school in the Catskill Mountains, authorities said Friday as they tried to determine her motive. Michaelann Goodrich presented herself as a 15-year-old to enroll in the Cairo-Durham school district 40 miles southwest of Albany last month, School Superintendent Anthony Taibi said Friday. Officials were skeptical of her story when Goodrich enrolled on Dec. 19 under the name "Riley Madison," but they were required by federal law to accept her because she claimed she was homeless, Taibi said.