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ReadThisThing (Nov 15th, 2017)

For the last eight years, baseball fan-turned-writer Becca Schultz has presented herself online as Ryan Schultz, a false identity she assumed when she was 13 years old, duping and harassing women on Twitter along the way.

On Wednesday night, a woman named Erin tweeted a series of screenshots announcing that Schultz is not actually Ryan, a married father of two studying to become a pharmacist. Instead, Schultz is a 21-year-old college student in the Midwest, whose entire career as an aspiring baseball writer has been under a fraudulent byline.

This wild story about a teenager who took on a bizarre and oftentimes abusive persona just so she could write about baseball is textbook catfishing, but lacks a clear explanation for how things went so awry. 

Read: Teen Girl Posed For 8 Years As Married Man To Write About Baseball And Harass Women

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