Impersonating a famous person is probably one of the dumber things a human can do. Earlier this year someone impersonating ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was arrested in Los Angeles — but if it had been Albuquerque, he would have had a cellmate in Peggy Sue Evers, who was just arrested for the second time for impersonating country singer Alison Krauss.
The 53-year-old Arkansas native was taken into police custody after she missed her probation hearing for impersonating Krauss and went on the run, KRQE in Albuquerque reports (via Taste of Country). Evers, who was tracked down by police at an Albuquerque motel, impersonated the singer on a dating website and then convinced a recently widowed man that she was Krauss in person, by singing some of her songs.
It should be noted that Evers in no way resembles Krauss and it’s ironic that someone who’d be looking for love on a dating site wouldn’t be tech-savvy enough to google the GRAMMY-winning musician he thought he was dating.
With her deceit undetected, Evers conned 75-year-old Don Fulton out of his life savings and the deed to his house. As if that wasn’t enough, she also filed a will for him and named herself as the heir.