On Sept. 18, police arrested the cheerleader on criminal impersonation and forgery charges. Weatherly's transcripts weren't all that were false. Her brown hair, it turned out, was a wig. Her blue eyes were tinted contact lenses. And her real name, police said, was Charles James Daugherty.
Police identified Daugherty, who was released on $750 bail, as a female impersonator with a record of arrests on burglary and theft charges, not to mention a history of fraudulent pep. Claiming to be a niece of Donald Trump's named Shannon Ireland Trump, Daugherty spent part of last season on the cheer-leading corps of the Colorado Springs Spirit, a now defunct minor league football team. "We did our cheerleading try-outs, and she made the squad," Betsy Acree, the former Spirit cheerleader coach, said of Daugherty. "She was great. I have nothing bad to say about the girl, except that she wasn't a girl."