Scams are in the air this spring: Kenyan couple extorts hundreds of thousands from nuns

I guess it’s just another sign of the times.  Congress and Obama are scamming the taxpayer, so what the heck, “refugees” can scam nuns.  It’s a slippery slope.    I told you this morning I had another hard-to-believe story today and this is it.  Hat tip:  Blulitespecial.

Actually this couple from Kenya weren’t really refugees, just pretending to be.  From the Chicago Tribune:

A married Near North Side couple claiming to be Kenyan refugees whose lives were in danger managed to scam more than $800,000 from an order of Carmelite sisters in Wisconsin, federal agents allege.

Angela Purity Martin-Mulu, 35, and Edward Bosire, 39, also took nearly $20,000 from a Carmelite monastery in Des Plaines, according to an FBI affidavit filed in Milwaukee.

The two are being held in the federal lockup in Chicago on a mail fraud charge and are due in court in Chicago on Friday. They are awaiting a hearing on facing the charges in Milwaukee.

The husband-and-wife team posed as brother and sister, accepting meals, gas for their car, cash and other aid even though one Illinois bank account held by Martin-Mulu registered $582,831 in deposits from 2003 to 2008, according to the affidavit. At least $24,000 was spent in casinos.

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“You feel like you’ve been stepped on,” said Mother Marie Andre, superior at the Carmelite monastery in Des Plaines.

Sister, we know just how you feel.

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