Police: Solicitors Use "New Life" Name For Scam

By: Leslie Fichera Email
By: Leslie Fichera Email

Police say they have arrested four people after they were caught soliciting money in the streets and claiming to be conducting a fundraiser for New Life Church.

Police say they were called to the intersection of Airport and Academy on Wednesday. They say four people- Charles Franklin, 48, Edwin Brown, 30, William Brown, 26 and Kisha Brown, 29, were standing in the road and holding buckets labeled “New Life Church, Help Feed the Homeless Children.”

When questioned, the suspects admitted that they were not associated in any way with New Life Church of Colorado Springs. Officers found that these suspects have been involved in solicitation in Colorado Springs for at least a year and one of them is also wanted in New Mexico for solicitation.

Police say just the day before, this same group was warned about soliciting at the intersection of 8th and Cimarron Street.

The four are being summoned for Soliciting on or near Streets or Highways. The money they collected is being held as evidence.

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  • by elmo Location: springs on Aug 16, 2008 at 06:53 AM
    it's my money, and i want it now!,,,,,lmao
  • by Michelle Location: c/s on Aug 15, 2008 at 11:47 AM
    I totally agree with you K and Lori
  • by Anon Location: CS on Aug 14, 2008 at 05:59 PM
    If ignorant people would stop giving these idiots money this would not be an issue. How has this been allowed to go on for so long? Common sense would tell you this is a scam. This is why people move to Colorado Springs. People like this need to be put in a big pit and left there.
  • by Lori Location: Colorado Springs on Aug 14, 2008 at 12:54 PM
    I agree, the money should be donated to the homeless children!!!
  • by k Location: cs on Aug 14, 2008 at 10:43 AM
    The money should be given to new life anyway to help children in someway since it was collected on their behalf
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