NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo yesterday subpoenaed panhandling phony Melindia LeGrand after the New York Post exposed the sham sister's bad habit of seeking donations for a nonexistent orphanage, sources close to the investigation said yesterday.
For more than a decade, LeGrand has walked city streets allegedly claiming to be an Episcopal nun in order to prey on the public's sympathies
Authentic nuns and priests who actually beg for alms could very well be impacted if new city or state legislation is introduced to prohibit false solicitations. According to the New York Post, New York City Councilman Peter Valone, Jr., a Democrat, Catholic, and a Fordham College and Law School graduate is introducing legislation that would prohibit such false solicitations.
I don't see any difference between a fraud walking the streets asking for money and a Catholic priest using the altar/pulpit for the same purposes, who then uses parishioners' money to fund his personal life for the priest's personal benefit.