New York woman, 32, pretended to be girl to enroll in high school classes: police

Michaelann Goodrich pretended to be a teenager to enroll in high school classes, police say. (Greene County Sheriff's Office)

A New York woman pretended to be a teenager to enroll in a high school and take at least one day of classes, police said Thursday.

Michaelann Goodrich, 32, was arrested on Dec. 28 charged with offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records and criminal trespassing, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said.

Goodrich told Cairo-Dunham School District officials she was a homeless teen named “Riley Madison,” District Superintendent Anthony Taibi said.

She rode the bus to and from school and attended classes on Dec. 21, according to NBC New York. Administrators felt something was strange and called police, Taibi said.

“The Greene County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation which was diligently concluded before the end of the local schools’ winter vacation,” officials said in a statement.