Quite the charlatan. Psychic fraud buster Bob Nygaard was called in. He’d seen not only this type of scam before, but also this same woman.
A “psychic” swindler preyed on a lovelorn Brooklyn man for nearly two years, using his girlfriend’s death as an excuse to dupe him out of more than $700,000, officials said Wednesday.
Pricilla Delmaro had warned her 30-year-old client that his relationship with his girlfriend was threatened by evil spirits, and that it would cost him a lot of money to remove them.
So, when his girlfriend died unexpectedly, Delmaro — who was using the alias Cristina Alvarez — convinced him that the death was no coincidence, and continued to squeeze him for more money to keep the spirits away from anyone else in his life.
Delmaro and her accomplice has escaped the law for the moment. Private investigator Nygaard reports that he got a tip and was able to alert detectives to their location. Such psychic scams go on every day, all over the world. Delmaro was a repeat offender, having been arrested in Florida in 2011. It’s a way of life.