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Nun on the run: Italian woman evades justice by living in conventsUpdated13 Feb 10:29am

Nun on the run: Italian woman evades justice by living in convents

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Woman, convicted of fraud in Sicily in absentia, posed as nun in northern Italy for two years An Italian woman evaded arrest for two years by posing as a nun and hiding out in convents in northern Italy, police said this week. In a story reminiscent of the 1990s British comedy Nuns on the Run, the 47-year-old was convicted of fraud by a court in Sicily in late 2017 and sentenced in absentia to two years in prison. An arrest warrant was issued, but the woman fled the island, covered her tracks and made her way to the other end of Italy, where she found refuge by pretending to be a nun in search of hospitality in the northern regions of Piedmont and Lombardy.
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