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Psychic's Dirty Little Secret Uncovered

A woman is now in some big trouble after a secret came to light.

A psychic in New Jersey managed to rope an elderly man into her web of lies and deceit. The woman convinced the man he needed numerous treatments to cleanse his soul and exorcise evil spirits from his life so that he could find peace. The man had given her nearly $150,000 before the scammer was discovered.

Sally 'Kim' Wando ran a psychic business on the Jersey Shore. Her son, Frank Marco, ran an automotive business called Frank's Classic Carz. The two have recently been accused of cheating an elderly man out of $147,000.

The unnamed victim, who reportedly had a troubled childhood, was told by Wando that evil spirits were responsible for his lingering difficulties. It was his first time visiting the psychic, and he paid $5,000 for the visit.

Wando told the victim that he required a 14-step Chakra program in order to cleanse his soul. Only then, she told him, could he finally live in peace.

What's more, Wando told the man that if he didn't do the program, his torment would increase, not just in this life but in the afterlife. The 14-step program cost $10,500 per step.

Wando told the victim to transfer the money to her son's car business. She also warned him that if he told anyone about the evil spirits, that they would come back. He was sworn to secrecy.

The victim transferred the money into Marco's account, telling the bank teller that the funds were for the purchase of a car. However, he wasn't completely convinced by the psychic's spiel. He went to police himself and told them that he thought he was being scammed.

Police approached Wando and Marco, who both insisted that the money paid by the man was for a car. They would not admit to being part of any soul-cleansing programs.

Marco and Wando were both arrested on Friday. They've been charged with second degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft. They were released pending court appearances.

This man is not alone in being reeled in by a psychic scam. A common con is for the person to tell you that you have some kind of bad luck, evil spirits or curse in your past, and they'll offer to remove it for exorbitant amounts of money. They may even make outrageous claims, stating that by removing the source of bad luck, it will free you from disease, relationship problems or money problems.

Even people who consider themselves legitimate psychics worry about the con artists. Those who consider themselves legitimate professionals believe their intuitive abilities are more like counseling. They charge reasonable fees and are up front about them. They do not try to rope people in for paying for extra services, or try to scare people into purchasing special supplies and services by saying they’re doomed if they don’t.

The PsyhicGurus.org website warns people that if your 'psychic' tells you that you need expensive treatments to have a curse or evil removed, and they keep piling on more expenses, you should run.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Galloway Township Police, Google

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