Police: Psychic scammed man to remove ‘evil spirits’

August 28th, 2017 10:16 pm

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — New Jersey authorities say a psychic and her son cheated an elderly man out of more than $147,000 for treatment they claimed would rid him of evil spirits.

Galloway police say Sally “Kim” Wando and her son, Frank Marco, face theft and conspiracy charges. Authorities say the pair told police the money was for a car from Marco’s auto dealership, not for psychic treatment.

Police found that claim unsubstantiated.

The victim, who is not named, told police Wando offered him treatments to “cleanse his soul.” Authorities say the first visit cost $5,000. Wando eventually recommended a 14-step program that costs $10,500 per step.

Wando told the man to transfer $147,700 from his account to her son’s dealership, police report.

— The Associated Press