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Old 10-15-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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Default Nj gypsies!

NJ used to have lots of GYPSIES living in towns near Edison, as well as other parts, but they seem to have disappeared. Does anyone knows where they have moved to? Just wondering.................
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:59 PM
 
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Maybe Chicago? We have lots of them. lol
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:36 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Gypsies move to wherever they can scam and steal.

When moonlighting in Dillards in OH we had a band come in. 3 women and 2 baby carriages. They came in, bought a bunch of stuff to get large bags then got more. They basically played a shell game with the unpurchased items, the bags, and the baby carriages. Security calls me up asking where the Polo shirts are: Dude I have no idea. "I lost track of them 4 shuffles ago"

They also did a grab and run about 15 years ago at a Handy Andy. 15 come in. 10 leave with stuff at the same time.

At the same time we start hearing about old people getting taken on home improvements.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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We have a family ...huge extended family of them that come to Lk Hopatcong every summer....they also have house out in PA..during the winter they all go down to the Savannah/Hilton head area..this bunch are ok though..ben coming to the lake for years

I do have to say though I've yet to meet any of their females...only see the men
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:43 AM
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Location: Florida
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Florida!

I used to hear about them all the time around here, before college. I'm sure they're still around, I just have even less of a social life, so I don't hear about these things. hah.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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I haven't heard about gypsies in years.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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just thought of something..are you referring to gypsies as in the Roma people or the Irish tinkers
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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just thought of something..are you referring to gypsies as in the Roma people or the Irish tinkers
I do not know much about the Roma people. What is the difference between the two? The Irish Tinkers were caught ripping off people in the South with a home improvement on- the-spot scam.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:04 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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I do not know much about the Roma people. What is the difference between the two? The Irish Tinkers were caught ripping off people in the South with a home improvement on- the-spot scam.

Most gypsies can trace their roots back to the Roma people who are dispersed through out Europe, South Asia and the US...The European Romas suffered heavy losses at the hands of the Nazi's during WWII

Roma people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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Default NJkate

Thank you so much for all that wonderful information.
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