Tag Archive for fraud

Psychic Sylvia Mitchell found guilty

MORE good news against psychic frauds! Mitchell’s trial ends. Psychic Found Guilty of Stealing $138,000 From Clients – NYTimes.com. A jury found a Manhattan psychic guilty on Friday of swindling two women out of $138,000 in a case that probed the fine distinction between providing an unusual service and running a confidence scheme. The fortune…

More of the Marks family sentenced for psychic fraud

After Rose Marks was convicted (has yet to be sentenced) for various fraud charges, other parts of her clan made a plea deal. Psychic fraud case: First three members of Marks family sentenced – Sun Sentinel. Three members of a South Florida family of fortune-tellers stood before a judge Monday, vowing to turn away from…

Fake bomb detectors still used in Iraq

Two inventors convicted of fraud for bogus bomb detection devices. And yet, they are still in use. Exclusive: Iraq still using bogus bomb detectors – and thousands pay the price – Middle East – World – The Independent. Bogus bomb detectors are still being used in Iraq five months after a British businessman who supplied…

Rose Marks found guilty of all counts in fraud trial

This was just announced by the reporter following the story for the Sun Sentinel. Rose Marks found guilty of all 14 counts in […] fraud case. — Paula McMahon (@SentinelPaula) September 26, 2013 More details to follow. Here is the Chronology of the trial that was wacky all the way through. Jury finds […] Rose Marks guilty…

The Marks psychic fraud trial (Chronology. Now gone to jury.)

The chronology is below. We’ll be keeping tabs on this very interesting trial. I’m sure it will be full of revelation and drama. 29-Aug-2013 Psychic fraud charges – OrlandoSentinel.com. A grandma who gave $1 million over 30 years to a psychic she hoped would make her romantic dreams come true. A middle-aged woman convinced she’d…

Blessing scam targeting elderly Asian women hits NYC

This scam, targeting elderly Asian women, is STILL going on, from coast to coast. EXCLUSIVE: ‘Chinese Blessing Scam’ rocks Brooklyn Asian enclaves  – NY Daily News. Elderly women in Brooklyn’s Asian enclaves are facing a frightening choice from sweet-talking thieves: Your cash or an evil curse. Sightings of the bewitching cons who use the “Blessing Scam”…

McCormick found guilty of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors

Excellent outcome in this trial. UK businessman found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors to Iraq | UK news | guardian.co.uk. A Somerset businessman has been found guilty of a multimillion-pound fraud involving the sale of fake bomb detectors to Iraq and around the world. A jury at the Old Bailey found Jim McCormick, 57,…

McCormick fraud trial begins. Source of devices revealed – golf ball detectors

The trial of James McCormick on charges of fraud (for making and selling “fake” bomb detection devices) commenced yesterday at the Old Bailey. The trial is expected to take three weeks. But what is coming out so far is not surprising and does not bode well for Mr. McCormick. Businessman’s bomb-detection kits ‘were based on…

Those psychic Marks just won’t go away

Fort Lauderdale fortune teller charged with fraud wants to work for online psychic service. When a Fort Lauderdale family of fortune tellers was charged with operating a multi-million dollar fraud last year, a judge banned them from working as spiritual guides or psychics — for the foreseeable future or until the case goes to trial.…