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Woman who impersonated daughter at high school found innocent

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A 34-year-old woman who enrolled at Ashwaubenon High School and practiced with the cheerleading squad under her daughter's name has been found innocent by insanity to a charge of identity theft.

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Wendy Brown went to class for one day in August and she posed as her 15-year-old daughter to the cheerleaders.

Her real identity was discovered after she was later reported to be truant and police learned she was jailed for forgery.

Brown told officers she just wanted to relive her high school years.

A forensic psychiatrist said Brown was bipolar and had a borderline personality disorder. She pleaded no contest to the forgery charge, which accused her of collecting rent for an apartment she did not control.

Because of that, she was not freed on bond while awaiting her fate in the cheerleading case. Brown will stay in jail until Jan. 13, to determine whether she needs to be in a mental institution.

She can be committed for up to three years. Or she can be released with certain conditions if she's not found to be a risk to the community or herself.

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