29-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Posing As 9th Grader In Alleged Trafficking Scheme

  • A woman named Hyejeong Shin, 29, was able to attend a New Jersey high school for four days after submitting a fake birth certificate to the New Brunswick, N.J., board of education, according to Timcast.
  • Shin, who faces a third-degree charge for providing a false government document with intent to verify age or identity, was admitted immediately to the high school due to state laws.
  • “Pursuant to New Jersey statutes (18a:36-25.1) and guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education, schools are required to immediately enroll unaccompanied children, even in the absence of records normally required for enrollment,” read a statement from New Brunswick Police.
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