They Said She Was A Heroin Addict:
In the UK, if you want to work with children, you have to be checked out by the Criminal Records Bureau.
Amanda Hodgson didn't think there would be anything to worry about when she applied to become a welfare assistant at her children's school - how wrong could she be.
The CRB sent her a letter with the news that, according to their records, she was a recovering heroin addict who had been violent and had assaulted police. As a law abiding citizen Amanda was shocked by this, to say the least.
How did this happen? Simply because, by coincidence, there is another Amanda Hodgson in the same area who just happens to have exactly the same date of birth.
Easy enough to sort out, you might think, but the problem didn't end there. For some inexplicable reason the onus is on Mrs.Hodgson to prove her innocence!