Psychic convinced woman she was cursed, got her to buy gold bars, prosecutors say
A woman claiming to be a psychic will be arraigned Monday on 36 felony counts relating to commercial burglary, credit fraud and grand theft against an Irvine woman.
Lisa Debbie Adams, 34, is accused of convincing the woman that she was cursed and instructing her do such things as buy $30,000 in gold bars to create a “shield." Adams also allegedly told the woman to open credit cards to buy luxury items to “ward off evil,” according to the district attorney’s office.
The 37-year-old Irvine woman, who was not identified, reported Adams to the Irvine Police Department in 2009. After an investigation, officers arrested Adams at her home in West Hollywood.
The woman was first approached by Adams while out walking in West Hollywood. Adams, wearing a sign that advertised herself as a psychic, told her to make an appointment to be cleansed. The woman was later told that she had been cursed in the womb and instructed to withdraw money from her accounts totalling $96,000, according to a Los Angeles County district attorney's office news release.
-- Amber Gonzales, Times Community News