Woman, 30, ‘posed as 13-year-old schoolboy’


A 30-year-old woman was arrested yesterday for masquerading as a schoolboy after “stealing” a teenager’s identity.

Barbora Skrlova fled to Norway from the Czech Republic and posed as a 13-year-old boy for four months to avoid giving testimony in a 2007 child abuse case, Czech police said.

She was deported back to the Czech Republic and detained after months of fooling teachers in Norway by passing herself off as a boy named Adam. She was enrolled at a school near Oslo in September by a woman who introduced the 33-year-old as her son.

Skrlova was eventually arrested after the police received a tip-off.

Skrlova was also part of an alleged scam in which she posed as a 13-year-old girl who was adopted by a woman in the Czech city of Brno, according to Czech police.

The woman is suspected of abusing her two younger sons and Skrlova is a key witness in the case.


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