Good Samaritan duped by couple she fed, clothed in St. Paul

  • Updated: August 23, 2013 - 9:21 PM

A 31-year-old Woodbury woman who “frequently” helps homeless people in St. Paul on her own was duped by a couple she fed and clothed, according to police.

The suspects, a homeless man and woman, allegedly stole the woman’s Galaxy II tablet and checkbook, said Sgt. Paul Paulos, a police spokesman.

According to police: The woman went to downtown St. Paul about 5 p.m. Wednesday with her 5-year-old son in tow and found the homeless couple. She bought them dinner, and then took them clothes-shopping at Sears.

The woman told police that the tablet and checkbook were in her car before she met the couple, and that they were gone after she had helped them.

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