A Charley Project reader sent me this

A fascinating article on the life of Linda Taylor, who epitomized the urban myth of the “welfare queen” who collects public assistance whilst driving a Lincoln and shopping at Barney’s.

What readers of this blog will find most interesting is the section on Paul Fronczak. Taylor, whose many crimes included trafficking in infants, was considered a suspect in the Fronczak baby’s abduction. She was never cleared and no one knows where she is today or even if she’s still alive she’s been dead for a decade now.

5 thoughts on “A Charley Project reader sent me this

  1. libraryjobber December 19, 2013 / 10:50 pm

    The article says that Linda Taylor (or whoever she was) died in Chicago in 2002. But maybe she faked that, too.

    • Meaghan December 20, 2013 / 12:14 am

      My bad. I had only skimmed the article by the time I decided to blog about it — being more interested in the Fronczak thing. Will correct.

  2. Elena December 21, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    This is one of the most captivating articles I have ever read. What a great piece of journalism. So many twists and turns, I felt like on a roller coaster ride. Thank you for the link.

  3. Angie December 23, 2013 / 10:04 am

    It’s amazing how far-reaching this woman’s trail of destruction was — her kids, countless other families, even government policy! Just another example of how the few psychopaths out there ruin things for everybody else.

  4. merry June 24, 2014 / 5:23 am

    hi ! I know this post was 6 months ago ,but following this case there seems to be some irregularities. Main one is The Fronczaks offered $20,000 reward, the welfare queen would have thought of some ruse to get her hands on it as it would certainly have been far more than what she could get on the baby market. She easily would have thought out some ruse. On the other hand re Paul discovered in Newark ,wonder if the FBI fingerprinted the stroller even around the seat and other parts or kept a record of the clothing tags ,what condition was Paul in when they found him ?? Lots of questions

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