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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Chameleon stories

posted by on January 11 at 9:45 AM

New York and Seattle papers report the story of Esther Reed, a drop out from Mountlake Terrace High School, who stole other women’s identification and conned her way into several colleges, including Harvard and Columbia. After being cornered by police in New York City, she agreed to take a DNA test and then vanished. She’s still on the run. This reminds me of another chameleon story in the weird Northwest, Treva Joyce Throneberry, the 32-year-old Texas woman who pretended to be a high school student in Washington State.

I think these women get addicted to their masquerades. That and they feel entitled to things that were always out of reach.

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if she was getting the grades in college, i think i'd just say "good job" and let her stay on, but with her real identity.

Posted by konstantconsumer | January 11, 2007 9:53 AM

i wonder what happened to treva throneberry. google, here i come..

Posted by kim | January 11, 2007 10:36 AM

ah, so even after she was jailed, treva still believes she's 13 years younger than she really is.


Posted by kim | January 11, 2007 10:41 AM

Another top-notch slog posting by Valdez. Simply cite someone else's work and then tack on a half-formulated, uneducated, irrelevant opinion.

Bravo Dr. Valdez! You've once again enlightened the masses.

Posted by thanks for your insight | January 11, 2007 10:51 AM

thanks @ 4: Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. In between relevant, researched news, you'll find opinion with links to other people's work. If you want the news with no opinions (ha!), just remove /blog/ from the URL you're currently visiting.

Posted by switzerblog | January 11, 2007 11:37 AM


Right… she’s obviously a victim of her circumstances and as such can’t be held responsible for her decisions or their results. How cynical of Valdez to trivialize her plight this way.

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | January 11, 2007 11:42 AM

Haha, I went to MTHS and am not surprised at all... That's rad, my fellow peers seem to have achieved a lot. It makes me even more excited for the 10 year reunion!

Posted by caitlin! | January 11, 2007 11:57 AM

Isn’t “dropout” one word?

Posted by The Schoolmarminator | January 11, 2007 12:15 PM

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