Cops: Fortune Teller Scammed Woman for $217K
Victim was trying to have a curse removed
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2014 6:12 PM CST
Updated Mar 6, 2014 6:35 PM CST
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(Newser) – The going rate to have a curse removed is apparently $217,040. That's how much a 22-year-old woman in Manhattan paid a fortune teller over the course of about a year to be officially de-cursed, the New York Post reports. The woman finally wised up and went to police, who charged Amanda Ufie with grand larceny and scheme to defraud. Victim Jiawei Li is now one curse lighter, though it's not clear whether she will get her money back. Cops say Ufie had at least one other scam victim, though for considerably less money. (This is not the first such case.)