Psychic Scares Girl Into Stealing Jewelry: Cops She told girl that curse could be lifted, for a fee By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Oct 7, 2011 2:40 PM CDT 6 comments Comments A California psychic faces extortion charges. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A self-proclaimed psychic in California scared the bejeezus out of a 12-year-old girl by telling her that "horrible things" awaited her in the future, reports the Los Angeles Times. Then, police say, she told the girl that the curse could be lifted for the right price, which prompted the kid to steal $10,000 in family jewelry. Police have arrested the psychic on suspicion of extortion and are looking for other victims. They see jail in her future.