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Cops: Psychic Bilked Customer Out of Thousands to 'Lift Curse'

A Wantagh woman who runs a psychic shop allegedly scammed a customer out of $4,900 to help "lift a curse," Nassau County police reported.

According to detectives, Lisa King of Lisa's Psychic Shop on Railroad Avenue, performed a series of psychic readings for a female victim, 49, over the course of one week in mid-June.

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King allegedly advised the victim that she was cursed and would need to give her the money to lift it. 

She reportedly told the victim that she would bury the money and was not to tell anyone about what happened or the curse would return.  

The victim’s money was not recovered.

King is being charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree and Fortune Telling. She will be arraigned on Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Chris Wendt July 03, 2013 at 11:33 AM
A person believing they are under a curse has at least two viable options for obtaining help: professional mental health counseling, and, their church. These are not mutually exclusive options.
Lorraine DeVita July 03, 2013 at 08:38 PM
MY first thoughts were the "victim" is slightly short of a few card,how dumb is dumb and when did the lights finally turn on ? 4500 is NOT chump change. But on second thought I came to realize that people will believe in many different things & this individual needed help and support , from family, from counseling or from her church if they were religious. The bottom line the "victim" was taken advantage of by a professional con artist who perpetuated and profited off of the this poor persons delusion, The victim needs professional help and their money back, the CON artist needs a lawyer, to banned & be shut down permanently so they aren't allowed to do this to another person again.
Ralebird July 03, 2013 at 10:44 PM
I feel the letter "D"...I feel this letter stands for "Death"...someone reading this knows someone who has died...or is going to die some day. Now each of you who I just described needs to deposit twenty bucks in my Paypal account...or face the consequences.
Melanie Donus July 04, 2013 at 08:49 AM
LMAO! I actually went to a psychic in my early twenties on Sunset Blvd/LA. She told me the same thing "that I have a curse and it needs to be removed" she told me that the curse was making my body overweight - i told her that i stopped exercising, working tons of overtime and not eating properly - her response "yes, the curse is what empowered you brain to work overtime and everything fell apart". I walked away laughing, unfortunately some people are more emotionally unstable and desperate enough to believe it.
Charlie Cheswick July 05, 2013 at 09:34 AM
Psychic/spiritually gifted/clairvoyants (however you want to label it) = BS, period. Here's an example of the dangers of this pathetic practice: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Psychic-who-reported-mass-grave-north-of-4596687.php

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