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TODAY   |  June 25, 2013

Mom accused of posing as teen to help daughter cheat

A 52-year-old mother in France allegedly took a crucial test in place of her 19-year-old daughter, wearing low-waisted jeans, sneakers and heavy makeup in an attempt to blend in with students. She’s now facing a $12,000 fine and three years in prison.

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>> trending on facebook as well, how far would you go to help your child in school? apparently one mom went way too far in france. she has been busted for allegedly taking a crucial test for her 19-year-old daughter. authorities say the 52-year-old woman wore low wasted jeans, converse sneakers and heavy make up to blend in with the students but the jig was up when the teacher caught the woman known only as caroline d. he faces a fine of about $12,000 and three years in prison. it leads us to ask the question, as parents how much have you crossed the line? have you helped them out with their homework. done their art work for them sometimes?

>> i can't help them with their homework. they would get a worse grade.

>> i try to help but i don't cross the line in doing it for them because when they get asked about it in class and they can't do it --

>> they fail.

>> bring those project in and you can see whose parents or parents art department helped them.

>> there's a couple of those in my kid's class. weigh in yourself and let us know how much you helped your child.