Fortune Tellers Admit Fraud
8 of 9 in one Florida family have now confessed
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2013 6:52 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Three members of a Florida family of fortune tellers confessed this week that they weren't really communicating with Michael the Archangel and other divine spirits as they took in a staggering $25 million from customers, reports the Sun Suntinel. Their guilty pleas mean that eight of the nine family members charged have now fessed up to charges such as conspiracy and wire fraud, though alleged ringleader Rose Marks, 61, still intends to go to trial in Fort Lauderdale.

One of Marks' daughters-in-law admitted convincing one poor soul who was hearing voices to turn over $400,000 in gold coins. When he eventually asked for them back, she said they "were buried in a cemetery and she could not remember where ... that only Michael the Archangel would know." The fortune tellers have to pay back their victims and face fines and prison time to boot.

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backtooakland
Mar 20, 2013 5:57 PM CDT
Ponzi scheme.
getoffmylawn
Mar 20, 2013 12:34 PM CDT
Is Jim Cramer a part of this family? Lots of people lost $400,000 from his fortune telling, and yet he is still on TV making millions.
BinThereDunThat
Mar 20, 2013 10:00 AM CDT
I think I see some jail time in her future. :)