Con woman gone with my rent money

June 14, 2019

Dear Pastor,

I live in St Ann. I rented a room to a woman. The name she used is not her real name, but I did not know. Every day she went out as if she was going to work.

She told me that she worked at a bank. One day I asked her what is the name of her bank and she told me. I did not say anything.

I have an account at that bank, so I wanted to change a cheque. I went to that bank and asked for her and they told me nobody was working there by that name. I described her and they told me that they didn't know her.

This girl goes to church, but it is a different church from the one I attend. One Sunday I went there and I saw her. I asked one of the men what was her name. He gave me her name and asked what the problem was.

I asked him if she has a pet name and he said no, but that name he gave me is her real name. She saw me and I waved to her and left.

When she came home, she told me she saw me and I told her that I enjoyed the service. I told her also that I went to the bank where she told me she worked, but they told me that she didn't work there. She said that I was trying to get her fired.

Pastor, after a week passed, she moved out owing me two months' rent. And I don't know where she turned. I went back to the church and nobody could tell me where she was.

She is nothing but a crook. I don't know where she goes during the day, but it doesn't seem as if she works.


Dear C.P.,

I am sorry to know that you rented your house to a con woman. If you were sure of her correct name, you should sue her for your rent. She lied to you and told you she worked at the bank. If she worked at the bank, it was not the one of which you are a customer. Perhaps she told you good things about herself because she wanted you to rent a part of your house.

What I can say to you is, be very careful to whom you rent your house.


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