Cops: Psychic Charged Old Man $147K to 'Cleanse His Soul'

Psychic and son charged with theft and conspiracy
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 26, 2017 3:56 PM CDT
Cops: Psychic Scammed Elderly Man to Remove 'Evil Spirits'
Sally Wando   (Galloway Township Police)

(Newser) – New Jersey authorities say a psychic and her son cheated an elderly man out of more than $147,000 for treatment they said 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. The AP reports 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. Authorities say Wando told the man to transfer $147,700 from his account to her son's dealership. (Read more psychic stories.)

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