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Another Psychic Facing Criminal Charges

Police in Long Island, New York have arrested a “psychic” on two counts of grand larceny for telling a woman that she would lift a “curse” she had on her for the low, low price of only $5000 in cash. But the money wasn’t for her, she was going to bury it.

According to detectives, Lisa King of Lisa’s Psychic Shop on Railroad Avenue, performed a series of psychic readings for a female victim, 49, over the course of one week in mid-June.

King allegedly advised the victim that she was cursed and would need to give her the money to lift it.

She reportedly told the victim that she would bury the money and was not to tell anyone about what happened or the curse would return.

Well sure. Because if you want to lift a curse, you have to bury $5000. Everyone knows that, right?

Comments

  1. sunsangnim says

    “What horrible things will happen to me if I tell anyone that I gave you $5000?”

    “Your family, your friends, everyone will laugh at you.”

  2. says

    Well sure. Because if you want to lift a curse, you have to bury $5000. Everyone knows that, right?”

    Yes, but the psychic buried the cast with the presidents face-down, so the curse reverted to her. Also, she spent it.

  3. unbound says

    I thought the going rate for curse removal was $10k in Long Island. Sounds like she got a deal.

    :-)

  4. dingojack says

    There were four old school fiends. They grew up to be a property developer, a priest, a lawyer and doctor.
    The Developer on his deathbed give each of his three remaining friends an envelope saying “Inside this envelope is $1,000,000 I want you to put these envelopes into the coffin so I can take my money with me”.
    At his funeral each of them goes up to the coffin to pay their last respects, and each slips an envelope into the coffin.
    In the limo back to the wake the priest can’t stand it any more.
    “I can’t go on like this. I took out $10,000 to fix the church roof. The roof really needs fixing”.
    The doctor then pipes up saying, “I took out $100,000 for a MRI machine for the hospital. The hospital really needs a MRI machine, it will save lives”.
    The lawyer looks at his friends with true horror and disgust.
    “I am so ashamed of both of you. How could you disregard your friend’s last request like that!
    I’ll have you know that I left a cheque for the full amount!’

    :) Dingo

  5. John Hinkle says

    Can I have the Church arrested for all the money I gave them when I was younger?

  6. postwaste says

    A few years ago, I had a customer put a curse on me, which she offered to remove for an apology and a fee. At least that’s what her daughter told me, as I don’t understand Spanish. I was impressed at how distressed and fearful for my well-being she appeared to be. I can understand how someone who is prone to these kinds of flights of fancy could easily be taken in.

  7. oranje says

    @9: Same here for being Catholic when I was very young, getting guilt-tripped for not putting my money into the little milk carton I was supposed to carry everywhere and bilk people out of coins. And I was just greedy and vain and selfish when I bought a pack of baseball cards for 50 cents.

    If I were really evil, I would have put the gum in the milk carton.

  8. escuerd says

    A few years ago, I had a customer put a curse on me, which she offered to remove for an apology and a fee. At least that’s what her daughter told me, as I don’t understand Spanish. I was impressed at how distressed and fearful for my well-being she appeared to be. I can understand how someone who is prone to these kinds of flights of fancy could easily be taken in.

    Ooh man, if this were a movie that scoffing skeptic would surely get his comeuppance any second now.

    …any second…

    Maybe the best response is to put a counter-curse on them. For full effect, do it in a language they don’t understand, gibberish, or at least grandiose-sounding English. Tell them that it will cause financial ruin and leave all of their descendents with horrible deformities. If they really believe in that sort of thing, you may soon have a South Park-esque psychic battle on your hands:

  9. escuerd says

    Hmmm…guess I need to use an HTML tag to link without embedding. Sorry about that.

  10. grumpyoldfart says

    I wonder how the victim came to realize she had been conned? She couldn’t have felt the non-existent curse landing upon her, nor could she have felt it being lifted, so what convinced her it was a scam? Maybe another psychic told her?

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