Psychic Charged For Scamming Man Out Of Nearly $1 Million To Lift Love Curse
How much would you pay to life a love curse? A Tarzana psychic and her husband are facing criminal charges for allegedly cheating a man out of nearly $1 million to lift a curse on his love life.
April Lee, 28, and her husband, Michael Johnson, 32, reportedly convinced the vulnerable man who had first gone to them in 2011 that the way to better his relationship woes was to keep paying them money over time, according to Los Angeles Daily News.
The alleged victim, 25-year-old Bryan James began asking family members for money to help pay the psychic, and handed over $926,000 over the span of two years, reported CBS Los Angeles.
But no, it didn't stop there.
Lee, on top of taking James out to holiday dinners in order to garner his trust, would text him messages pretending to be his would-be lover; they could only be together if he broke the curse.
James eventually caught on, hired a private investigator, and had the LAPD arrest the couple in November. The two are due in San Jose court on Dec. 19 to discuss their charges of grand theft, attempted grand theft, and extortion.
If James wasn't lucky in love, let's hope he's lucky in getting his money back.