Criminal house guest faked haunting and owners believed it

Take a look at this piece and notice that the family who was duped appears to be overly superstitious in that they believed that the ghost was really a threat. The “ghost” caused $30,000 in damage and they paid this joker, Jason Sumey, to get rid of it.

House guest claimed Fall City home was ‘haunted,’ took $64K to rid it of spirits.

Investigators believe the 38-year old Sumey was responsible for the more than $30,000 in damage, which started shortly after Sumey moved into the Fall City home last August to live with the homeowners’ granddaughter.

Chen Saeteurn said she didn’t know her granddaughter’s boyfriend was in trouble with the law until he was arrested in February. The family members also didn’t know their house guest’s real name. “We didn’t know,” Saeteurn told KIRO 7’s Amy Clancy. “We thought he was a good guy.”

They didn’t know he had a criminal record and didn’t think that his intent was really to get his hands on their money. He was not a good guy at all. He used the name “Steven Davidson” because he was wanted by police for failing to register as a sex offender. Sumey is accused of breaking windows, denting vehicles and generally creating a mess that was blamed on bad spirits. Then he charged the family to get rid of the spirits. The police spokesperson admits he took advantage of the family’s belief system. They are of Southeast Asian decent. The article ends with the homeowner saying the “bad spirits” went with him. It’s unclear what they really believed…

Tip: Paul Cropper

  1 comment for “Criminal house guest faked haunting and owners believed it

  1. Russian Skeptic
    April 17, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    I am happy that ghosts are not fad in my country. However, religious bigotry is.

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