It seems that the list of fake and unscrupulous individuals claiming to be psychics gets longer. Recently, a psychic from Louisiana scammed a woman for $10,000 by telling her that she has been cursed and the only way to take it off was to be “cleansed” for the value of such amount.
April Stevens of Harahan, La. promised her victim that she would return the money after the purification process was done. The poor victim did everything to raise the funds and then handed it over to the psychic.
After several months, she tried to ask for her money back but then Stevens kept saying that the purification process was not over yet and that she had not yet been cleansed.
When the victim already grew tired of waiting, she then reported the case to the police. On February 28, the police arrested Stevens.
“Here, you have an incident in which she was given something to hold, money, with the understanding that it will be returned. You fail to return the items when requested by the victim, thus permanently depriving them of their rightful property,” said Sgt. Brian McGregor who also said that Steven will be charged of theft.
Stevens will learn her lesson now and it is also hoped that her story will teach a lesson to other fake psychics and people who wish to have their own psychic readings.
Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/12/april-stevens-louisiana-psychic_n_2862276.html