About a 1 1/2 or 2 weeks ago, this same woman with the same exact story was in the same shopping center and approached my husband for money. I was on the phone with him at the time and could hear her "sobbing" and telling him that she needed gas money to go see a relative who had a heart attack and was at Kennestone Hospital. He said she would turn her tears on and off. I don't mind helping people if they really need it but it really bothers me that people lie to get money like this!
There was a man and woman who looked to be in their 50's at the Walmart parking lot the other day with a sign saying something like "2 kids, no Xmas".
When they realized they weren't at the "prime" location to attract money, they relocated in the parking lot.
I didn't see anyone stopping to give them any money.