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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karen dc suburb

Vienna, VA

#23 Apr 15, 2009
Assume it's a scam until proven otherwise...

The one man had it right. Offer to pay the landlord directly. When that is refused, you know it is a con.
lib trib

Elk Grove Village, IL

#24 Apr 15, 2009
the average welfare household takes that amount from taxpayers in about 5yr.

Normal, IL

#25 Apr 15, 2009
This is very sad and unnerving. Shame on this couple for taking advantage of good-hearted, well-meaning people. The real crime here is that this will negatively affect people's compassion for honest individuals who could benefit from the kindness of others.

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#26 Apr 15, 2009
Don't lock them up!
Kick him in the balls, have some chick beats her ass, then deport them!
Make them walk along the highway, cleaning up the trash on their way to the airport to get the H out of the US!

I don't want to have to support them in prison!!


Los Angeles, CA

#27 Apr 15, 2009
Fools and their money. Hopefully these two pieces of excrement will be put to death somewhere.

Chicago, IL

#28 Apr 15, 2009

Longwood, FL

#29 Apr 15, 2009
These two black people make other blacks look bad, cut from the same cloth ! Obama included, take money from others to pay other leaches bills. I am so sick of this give away society, we only foster more evil behavior of thieving, false, parasites out there. I no longer will donate my hard earned money to anybody except that I will only donate to the SALVATION ARMY & American veterans.
These two sneaky snake PARASITES need to be deported, ASAP.
Comfortably Numb

Buffalo Grove, IL

#30 Apr 15, 2009
Wait- look closely at the picture. Are you sure that's not Stroger?

Gilbert, AZ

#31 Apr 15, 2009
Lesson learned here; never trust anyone. Look at all the red flags these people had going; are people stupid enough to believe their "boo-hoo; woe is me" story? Lock them up and make a public example of them. In the old days; they used to publicly hang people for exactly what they did. I think its time to bring that back to set an example. Its pretty obvious our judicial system isnt deterring anyone from commiting crimes like this.

Brandon, Canada

#32 Apr 15, 2009
One of those cases where you can hope that what goes around comes around.

Altamont, IL

#33 Apr 15, 2009
Years ago I attended a church in Chicago and met a member, who unbeknownst to me, conned several thousand dollars from fellow parishioners. I gave him some money after he gave me a sob story. Soon I noticed a familiar pattern with him. The minister told me he was aware of the situation and is "counseling him". He told me not to call the police on this young man. I quit after that and never joined another church again. A few years later I saw him working as a cook and walking with a severe limp. Somebody must have rearranged his knees.

"What goes around, comes around." The law of karma.

Don't lock these Kenyans up. Set them free. Street justice will take of them.
Honky Whitey

Chicago, IL

#34 Apr 15, 2009
Comfortably Numb wrote:
Wait- look closely at the picture. Are you sure that's not Stroger?
Dude, c'mon now, they're just community activists from ACORN.

United States

#35 Apr 15, 2009
I don't know what everybody is so worked up about. Obama's father worked the American system, knocked up a sympathetic woman, fathered a son who grew up to become POTUS. These people should be heralded as hero's...after all they were only taking what was given to them. Obama's father took and left behind a naive woman and his son.

The son worked the system in the same manner and became POTUS by the very same kind of people as these nuns and other gullible people that handed over money to these poor people who, in the background were living the good life. Obama, the same thing. Everything is given to him and he was living the good life. Run for POTUS and everybody gets orgasmic over his b.s. and hands him everything. And, boy is he living the good life now!

The must be something in Kenyan genes for them to become so successful in getting Americans to give them everything they want.
Jason Lee

Ottawa, IL

#36 Apr 15, 2009
So these poor tricked Nuns and Churches thought they were supporting ILLEGAL aliens?

You know what, I don't think that they (the Nuns and Churches) deserve to get a single DIME of it back. Screw 'em!

Petersburg, IL

#37 Apr 17, 2009
Learned wrote:
Just wondering how many people who were duped by this couple also voted for Obama.
Or Ron Reagan, or George Bush!
African living in the US

Austin, TX

#38 Apr 20, 2009
What a shame! They should pay back every penny of the money they stole, their political asylum should be revoked and they should be deported back to their country of origin!

It is such people who bring shame to being an African and to those who are earnestly making a true living.

And by the way these churches should consider doing credit checks before they donate money....yes I know it sounds crazy but you never know these days.

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