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Parisian mom dresses like teenager, takes exam for daughter

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200015915-001A Parisian mother has taken helicopter parenting to a preposterous extreme. The 52-year-old woman was so desperate for her daughter to score high marks on the Bacchalauréat, France’s equivalent of the SAT, that she disguised herself as a high school student and attempted to take the English portion of the exam for her.

The woman, who is referred to as Caroline D in news reports, caked her face with makeup and donned Converse tennis shoes and low-waist jeans to trick exam supervisors into thinking she was her 19-year-old daughter, Laetitia, according to the British Telegraph.

With Laetitia’s student ID in hand, Caroline got through the door, received the exam booklet and sat down at a desk. She assumed that she’d get away with her cheating scam since the test was held off-campus and some adults students take the exam, but a savvy supervisor recalled a much younger looking woman taking a philosophy exam under the same name a few days earlier.

Exam officials decided to let the mother finish the exam to avoid disrupting students and four police officers reportedly intercepted the cheating mom as she walked out the door.

The mom admitted her flub, according to Le Parisien, and she faces a maximum nearly $12,000 (9,000 Euros) fine and three years in jail for fraud. Her daughter could be banned from taking all official exams for five years.

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