Woman paid $100k to remove psychic's curse

BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - Visits to a psychic in Boca Raton cost a woman more than $100,000 according to investigators.

Boca Raton police say officers have arrested psychic Stephanie Thompson, also known as Stephanie Lee, and charged her with grand theft and organized fraud.

Police say the alleged victim met Thompson at the Psychic Tea Room at 7400 North Federal Highway, in May of 2012, for a $200 reading.

The alleged victim, according to police, was told by Thompson she had a curse on her, and it could be removed by giving her $2,000.

Thompson, according investigators, then told the woman she would have to have more money to remove a curse on it.

The alleged victim said she was told she would get the money back once Thompson meditated over it, and 'it was clear'.

Investigators say the client was told not to say anything to anyone and she should withdraw money in small amounts so she would not raise suspicion.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Thompson told the women she could get the same cancer her mother had if she did not hand over the money.

Police say, over a series of weeks, Thompson took a total of $109,000 from the alleged victim.

Thompson, according to the affidavit, told investigators she took the victim's money to a casino and lost it gambling.

She has since been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.

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