Curses! Tarot readers busted in curse scam

March 18, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 18 (UPI) -- Two Chicago-area fortunetellers have been jailed for allegedly defrauding people they had convinced were cursed.

Tracy and Eric Tan were arrested last week following a raid on their establishment, Psychic Tarot Card Reading, in Naperville, Ill.

DuPage County investigators told the Chicago Tribune Tuesday the Tans allegedly dealt a bum hand to their clients.

"Tracy Tan would convince the customers that they had a curse on them, and that she was the only one who could fix their problems," police said in a news release. "During this 'counseling,' she would charge her victims thousands of dollars for her services and products, which provided them with a false sense of hope."

The erstwhile mystics will appear in court April 7 to answer eight felony charges of forgery, theft and possession of a false identification.

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