Police in Moscow have rounded up a gang of would-be psychics that earned around 200 million rubles ($6.3 million) by offering to solve people’s personal problems through magic, police said Wednesday.
Eleven people have been detained in a series of 15 police raids in which computers, documents, and client lists were seized.
Police said the suspects, who are being charged with fraud, told clients they would solve family and personal problems remotely through a series of magical seances.
Further investigations are being undertaken to ascertain if more people were involved in the ring.
The would-be psychics could face up to 10 years in jail.
Psychics have a long history in Russia.
Secrets of a Russian Psychic.
Let’s hope this international ring going under is the beginning of the end.