Psychic scared girl into stealing $10K | Perth Now
A CALIFORNIAN "psychic" has been arrested on suspicion of telling a 12-year-old girl she would remain cursed unless she paid her a fee, causing the youngster to steal $10,000 of jewelry, the Los Angeles Times reported late last night.
Jackeline Lopez, from Palmdale north of Los Angeles, held psychic readings in her garage with the 12-year-old and told her she could see her future.
She told the girl she was "cursed" and that "horrible things" would happen to her and her family, unless she paid a fee for Lopez to lift the curse, the Times reported.
In an attempt to raise the fee, the young girl was caught stealing around $10,000 of family jewelry, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
Lopez was arrested on suspicion of extortion.