45-Year-Old Woman Pretends to Be a 22-Year-Old Student and Nobody Notices



She seemed like a typical college undergraduate, with student loans, boyfriends and a job, but according to prosecutors, she also happened to be a woman in her 40s who had used the Social Security card information of her estranged daughter to get a driver’s license, enroll in a university and obtain financial aid. For about two years, Laura Oglesby, now 48, pretended to be in her 20s and used her daughter Lauren's name. The strange thing is, everybody believed that she was 22…..even her boyfriends. Friends described Oglesby as giddy, silly, and a lot of fun. The ruse came tumbling down when Oglesby was confronted during a traffic stop. Once the police officer showed proof of her identity, she had no choice but to admit it. She was charged with intentionally providing false information to the Social Security Administration and could face up to five years in federal prison without parole. A sentencing date has not been set. Under the terms of her plea agreement, Oglesby must pay $17,521 in restitution to Southwest Baptist University in Missouri and to her daughter.