Breaking: Some Psychics May Be Frauds

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Last year, psychic to the stars Azra Shafi-Scagliar was convicted of grand larceny. Then a couple of months ago, Sylvia Mitchell of Zena Psychic was accused of tricking her customers into giving her large sums of money by telling them that they needed to cleanse their spirits. Then "psychic investment adviser" Sean Morton was charged by the SEC with fraud. And now, "intuitive" psychic Laura Day is being sued by her ex-boyfriend, Princeton Review founder Adam Robinson, who claims that she manipulated him into writing her best-selling book for her out of "virtually unusable" notes and then used her powers of intuition against him.

"Robinson, as Day fully knew, had a psychological infirmity in handling his personal finances. Day capitalized on this weakness in order to profit personally, and persuaded Robinson to deliver to her signatory power over Robinson's bank accounts," the $14 million suit says.


We are shocked that people who have been fortunate enough to have been chosen to communicate with us from the Other Side would engage in this kind of unsavory, immoral behavior. We don't want to believe it, in fact, which is why we'd like to posit an alternate theory: Could it be that they aren't actually psychic? After all, it doesn't take special powers to imagine that a writer would be bad with money.

Didn't $ee it coming [NYP]
Related: Can I Read Your Mind? [NYM]