Forget spending days on an application essays and laboring over character references. One mother from Queenstown, New Zealand has admitted to taking drastic, and illegal, measures to ensure her daughter was accepted into two prestigious schools instead of her rival, reports the Southland Times.  According to the publication, the 53-year-old posed as a nurse named “Anne-Marie Thompson” when she called the two schools, falsely informing the school officials that her daughter’s rival applicant was a lesbian with an untreated sexually transmitted disease. However, according to the Otago Daily Times, her planned backfired when both schools became suspicious and checked with the clinics the mother claimed to work for…

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