This 18-Year-Old Was Busted For Pretending to Be a Senator [Video]
Last week, we told you about the 18-year-old kid in Florida who was arrested after pretending to be a doctor for months. And now, this.
18-year-old Izaha Akins of Ohio is now facing felony charges after he walked into a high school and managed to convince the faculty there that he was a state senator. He claimed that David Burke, an actual senator, had fallen ill and that he was replacing him. Apparently, that's all the school needed to hear, because they gave him a tour of the school and even let him speak to a civics class!
Atkins claims that he carried this out simply to point out how easy it is to dupe people and that he planned to to write a paper showing the security flaws. Sure.
For his work, Atkins now faces one felony charges of impersonating a peace officer and telecommunications fraud.
So what we're learning here is that it's waaaay to easy to impersonate someone as long as you have a nice suit and a little confidence.