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Ukranian man caught pretending to be high school honors student

Artur Samarin, who has reportedly been enrolled in the school since 2012, is not Harrisburg High School student Asher Potts with a 4.6 GPA and member of the National Honors Society.

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Some strange news out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where police say they’ve caught a 23-year-old Ukranian national pretending to be a high school honors student, according toCBS.

Artur Samarin, who has reportedly been enrolled in the school since 2012, is not Harrisburg High School student Asher Potts with a 4.6 GPA and member of the National Honors Society.


Samarin was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with identity theft, tampering with public records and theft, Pennlive.com reported. Police explained that Samarin falsified all his personal information to get a social security card and do not believe any one’s identity was stolen.

The school district is reportedly taking the matter very seriously.

"We are treating this as a serious matter," spokeswoman Kristen Keys explained in a release. "At this time, the investigation is in the hands of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police. The district will continue to cooperate fully with the police department as they move forward with their investigation."

Matt Lee is a web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely@mattlee2669.

 

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