St. Armands nun speaks out about accusations

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SARASOTA, Fla. - We're learning more about the St. Armands nun that has businesses on the circle upset with the way she collects funds.

The nun has been identified as Sister M. Chidiebere Onyewuchi. She is collecting money for Holy Family Missionaries of Mercy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in Sarasota. But there's much more to this story.

At Tuesday morning's Business Improvement District meeting, the association voiced their concerns in hopes of getting answers about who this mystery woman is.

"A lot of the things that this nun has been able to do, our businesses would get fined for," says Diana Corrigan, executive director of the St. Armands Circle Association.

Sister Onyewuchi insists that her organization is legitimate, and that she has every right to set up on St. Armands Circle.

ABC 7's Rebecca Vargas is talking to Sister Onyewuchi today, and we'll have her full story tonight on ABC 7 News at 5.