The world is vast and enormous. It’s no surprise scamming psychics go from one place to another once they’re busted and caught lying. Such is the case with Priscilla Kelly Delmaro and her husband, Bobby Evans. Delmaro and Evans are initially from South Florida, where they had previously faced criminal charges for psychic scams.
They left Florida for New York City to leave those charges behind (or so they thought) and start scamming again. Delmaro and Evans’ previous charges took place four years ago. After settling it all out, they moved to New York City to try their luck at scamming people again with psychic lies. Last week, their luck ran out when police arrested them in Manhattan for another psychic scam. South Florida private investigator Bob Nygaard is the man responsible for both of their arrests.
He believes that if Palm Beach County hadn’t let them off so easy last time, in 2011, they wouldn’t have been trying these schemes again. “What really bothers me about this current case in NYC is that quite possibly this young man might never have been defrauded had the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office handled the prosecution of Priscilla Kelly Delamaro legally and properly back in 2011,” Nygaard told New Times.
The charge Nygaard refers to involved a woman from Palm Beach County who got conned out of more than $30,000. Delmaro used the same tactics on her that she used this time. These tactics include subtle threats, slow psychological pressure, and scare tactics- always aimed at an emotionally weak and vulnerable person.
Nygaard To The Rescue!
Once the victim realized she was being taken advantage of, she hired private investigator Nygaard to bring criminal charges against Delmaro. Nygaard then worked with the police, and they brought her in. Delmaro avoided jail time for the grand theft charge because she made a plea agreement with the State Attorney’s Office of Palm Beach.
Nygaard states Delmaro wasn’t legally entitled to make this plea agreement because of the nature and level of the offense. Regardless, she made that deal and only returned $2,500 out of the $30,000 she took from her. Two years later, Delmaro was back at it and had a new victim. This time, it was a male in his 30’s from Brooklyn. Allegedly, Delmaro used the man’s emotional time of need against him and was able to con him out of $718,000.
Nygaard states that it began with Delamaro promising him she could clear out negativity and evil spirits from his life that she claimed he had been collecting onto himself and his love interest. She told him she could remove these obstacles and curses by performing supernatural work on him and his crush. The victim was under Delamaro’s control even more when this love interest died suddenly.
“While in a very vulnerable state, Delmaro convinced him that although his love interest had died, she could still ‘fix the problem.’ She told him she could do this by reincarnating the deceased love interest into another woman’s body. This woman would supposedly be the same age and have the same name,” says Nygaard. Delmaro had such power over the victim that she convinced him to relocate his life. She got him to move to Los Angeles because that would be where he would meet his new, reincarnated lover.
Psychological Manipulation Unlike Any Other
During the scam, Delmaro would take luxury items from him occasionally. At one point, she even convinced him to hand over a rose gold Rolex worth $30,000. She told him she needed it temporarily to go back in time and “cleanse” the victim for every year he had been alive and would return it to him. She also tricked him into giving her a Tiffany diamond engagement ring worth about $40,000.
Delmaro told him she needed to take the ring to her church for cleansing. Afterward, she would return it, and he could give it to his reincarnated love interest when they met. Unsurprisingly, she never returned any of the items to him. The victim finally realized she was scamming him and contacted Nygaard. Nygaard worked with the New York Police Department’s Midtown South Detective Squad, and together they built a case against Delmaro and her husband.
It all ended for the couple when Nygaard followed the husband and wife into a fancy Manhattan steakhouse last week and then called the police to tell them where they were. The NYPD arrived at the location and arrested them both. According to the New York City court records, Delmaro and Evans face 1st-degree felony grand larceny charges.
The judge holds Delmaro on $200,000 bail and Evans on $100,000 bail. Since the publication of this article, there have been updates on this story. See the latest: Psychic Who Scammed Lovelorn Man Out Of $550,000 Released From Jail and Family Of Arrested Psychic Who Scammed Man Out Of More Than $500,000 Kept Giving Readings.