Why would someone claim to be a missing child?

(CNN)It didn’t take long for investigators to learn that a young man claiming to be a boy who went missing in 2011 wasn’t who he said he was. The jaw-dropping twist in the case raised the question: Why would someone claim to be a missing child? Jonathon Rini, the man’s estranged brother, was at a loss too. When journalists asked why his brother might impersonate a missing child, he replied, “I honestly do not know.” ‘The Imposter’ The scenario of an adult impersonating a missing boy echoed the events chronicled in a 2012 documentary, “The Imposter” which is centered on a French-Algerian man, Frédéric Bourdin, who claimed to be missing Texas teen Nicholas Barclay. Despite having been found in Spain, …