A Colorado woman who defrauded her clients of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced to five years in prison last week. A local TV station in Denver has a full report:
A woman claiming to be a psychic has been sentenced to five years behind bars for stealing more than $300,000 from her clients.
Nancy Marks told her victims she needed their cash and credit card numbers to “draw out bad energy.”
In Dec. 2010, a jury in Boulder found Marks guilty on 14 counts of fraud and tax evasion.
As part of her sentence, the judge ordered Marks to pay back her victims.
“You people never give up, do you?” said Marks to the waiting media outside the courtroom before her sentencing on Friday. “Leave a person alone.”
Obvious response: Why didn’t she see this coming? Less obviously, how can we distinguish between this and every other instance of a “psychic” taking money from some poor sap?