Phony Student Nabbed at Stanford

Impostor caught after entire year of living in dorms
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2007 10:02 AM CDT
Phony Student Nabbed at Stanford
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Stanford University officials evicted an 18-year old student  this week after discovering she was not enrolled at the school—despite living in several dorms, buying textbooks, and appearing to study for exams, the Stanford Daily reports. Azia Kim masqueraded as a sophomore majoring in human biology for eight months before a suspicious RA alerted the housing office.

Kim convinced her roommates she was temporarily out of housing due to a technical mixup, and snuck into dorms and meals without an ID, all—her would-be classmates speculate—because of an overwrought need to get in, not to disappoint her parents. “I don’t feel safe now that Stanford allowed this to happen," said a student. (More Stanford stories.)

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