Couple accused of bilking nuns allege...

Couple accused of bilking nuns allegedly lived off goodwill

There are 36 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 14, 2009, titled Couple accused of bilking nuns allegedly lived off goodwill. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

From a comfortable apartment near the Magnificent Mile , a Chicago couple with six figures in the bank traveled the byways and back roads of Wisconsin , Illinois and Indiana in a beat-up blue sedan donated by a Joliet family who thought they were destitute.

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dick nove

Valparaiso, IN

#2 Apr 15, 2009
What is wrong with these people?
Bob

Cicero, IL

#3 Apr 15, 2009
I wonder if they know the Melrose Park police chief?
Jayoo

Houston, TX

#4 Apr 15, 2009
When will the good "church going people" become less naive and realize that there are many scam crooks floating around looking for a soft touch? The scam crooks have come to believe that they deserve everything they steal. Wake-up folks! You can't change these people with kindness. They will spit in your face.
grindy

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 15, 2009
Big surprise. The church steals from church goers and a couple people steal back. Oh well, they cancel each other out.
fuzzy

Downers Grove, IL

#6 Apr 15, 2009
could make a couple of good aldermen for the city
Jamahtrah

Elmhurst, IL

#7 Apr 15, 2009
Look at their skin. They have a right to that money
sue

Chicago, IL

#8 Apr 15, 2009
I can't wrap my brain around the fact that the nuns gave one single couple $800K. Wouldn't the red flag go up after the first $100K or so?

These people need to be thrown in jail, deported, whatever but that is just plain stupid.
quirky

Rockford, IL

#9 Apr 15, 2009
The Churches and World Relief bring these illigals here so I don't feel sorry for them one bit!
quirky

Rockford, IL

#10 Apr 15, 2009
OOPS! illegals sorry
Please get it straight

Downers Grove, IL

#11 Apr 15, 2009
To quote the lying perpetrators in this article in order to characterize the nuns is unconscionable.

Why don't you go to the nuns themselves, and ask them if they were trying to actually throw as much money as possible out into the street?

...Oh, no, that would be too hard to actually ask if the perps were accurate in their characterizations...

Puleeeze.

We taxpayers have been ripped off and scammed for a million times this amount in the past few months...
African Scholar

Chicago, IL

#12 Apr 15, 2009
It's their culture. Steal. To them, stealing and killing is as natural as breathing. It's the African way. If in doubt, just look at the continent. Always their hands out. Poverty, wars, etc. never ending.
Stone

Springfield, IL

#13 Apr 15, 2009
Throw them out of the country. After they do 25 years in prison.
Learned

North Chicago, IL

#14 Apr 15, 2009
Just wondering how many people who were duped by this couple also voted for Obama.
Jose

Chicago, IL

#15 Apr 15, 2009
grindy wrote:
Big surprise. The church steals from church goers and a couple people steal back. Oh well, they cancel each other out.
Amen! Sound moral equivalency.
Judy

Aurora, IL

#16 Apr 15, 2009
Hopefully justice will prevail! This is why so many are leary of helping the homeless or needy. I hope they both spend the rest of their lifes in prision. I pray that we all will continue to help others less fortunate, in spite of these theives.
UNKNOW CALLER

Westfield, NJ

#17 Apr 15, 2009
Lock there ASS'S UP!!!!!!!!!! People don't need to be treaded like that... Some people need they church. People like them make's it harder for other !!!! Teach them they can't be going around doing people like that...If they never got cought they will be stil doing it. Look at them now. Saying they going to college and doing people like that... NO DAM MERCE FOR THEM!!!!!!.
MikeH

Chicago, IL

#18 Apr 15, 2009
There are thousands of people out there milking the money, cars, etc. from idiotic no-good do-gooders !
What the

Waukegan, IL

#19 Apr 15, 2009
Instead of wasting money on putting them in prison, they should have to work for the churches they ripped off. Make them do hard labor all day long - make them cook for soup kitchens and scrub the churches clean all night.
Ken

Warrenville, IL

#20 Apr 15, 2009
We must be fair.

Let them pay it back after spending 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Slaughterhouse Lives

Somerville, TN

#22 Apr 15, 2009
This seems like an extension of the Nigerian bank scam. These Africans are smarter than most Americans and they prey on our goodwill. Just look at the Somali: They give the finger to us and then threaten to do great harm to any more US sailors they capture. I am for bringing back B52 carpet bombing to the Dark Continent.
Sorry--so it goes!

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