Manhattan Psychic Arrested For Grand Larceny
As reported by The New York Times, a “psychic” and her accomplice have been arrested and charged with grand larceny for having bilked a man out of $713,975.00.
Priscilla Delamro is just 26 years old, but she and her 27 year old friend Bobby Evans managed to swindle a desperate, gullible man from Brooklyn out of all of his money. The duo convinced the male, 32 year old victim (who has yet to be identified by court records) that the reason his relationship with the object of his affection was faltering was due to evil spirits haunting him. The details are staggering on how, over the course of a year, these scoundrels kept the victim coming back for more and more services, even after the woman he was courting had died earlier in the year!
The fact that a desperate person has fallen victim to a psychic scam is (unfortunately) not surprising. Perhaps the ages of the people involved (the criminals in their 20’s, and their victim being in his 30’s) is a bit more surprising. We typically read about older or elderly people being the victims of these kinds of fraud. It just goes to show how deeply, emotionally impacted the man was in his affection for the woman, to the point where he would try ANYTHING to get her to express the same feelings in return.
On the flip side, the scam artists learn at an early age just how lucrative the business of “fortune telling” can be as long as you find the right victims in their most desperate hours of need.