Police arrested a self-proclaimed psychic from Wantagh, New York on June 30th for allegedly scamming an unsuspecting woman. They state she lied to the woman about being cursed.
Because of this lie, she was able to steal almost $5,000 from the victim, according to the Nassau County police. The fraudulent psychic is a 43-year-old woman named Lisa King. She resides in the back section of her psychic shop in Wantagh on Railroad Avenue.
The arrest occurred after detectives learned that she had given a 49-year-old woman several fake psychic readings. When the victim would go to the psychic shop, named Lisa’s Psychic Shop, King would lie to her about being “cursed.”
She would then tell her that she needed to pay large sums of money to remove the curse. Altogether, the woman ended up giving King about $4,900. According to detectives, King told the victim she had to bury her money.
She also told her she couldn’t talk to anyone or let anyone know what was happening. Otherwise, the cleansing would fail, and the curse would come back in full force to affect her loved ones. Unfortunately, the police did not recover the money when they arrested her that day.
King Gets Her Day In Court
New York state considers fortune-telling a misdemeanor. They charged King with three different charges: One third-degree grand larceny charge, one fourth-degree grand larceny charge, and the misdemeanor fortune-telling charge.
Following her arraignment, the judge let King go without having to post bail. She kept her face hidden from cameras and refused to speak with reporters on her way out. The area was packed but she managed to push her way out of the crowd.
Reporters tried calling her at the phone number listed for her psychic shop, hoping to speak with her but were unsuccessful. The media also attempted to speak to her lawyer, David Mirsky, but he was also unavailable for comment.
He did, however, tell News12 Long Island that King’s business is purely “for entertainment purposes only.” He stated that the crimes mounted against his client have only been alleged but did not speak of them in detail.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again; there’s no such thing as curses. Don’t be fooled by these scammers. Always read reviews for contacting only true and genuine psychics.