77-year-old fortune teller Sophie Evon was arrested in Calgary this week for conning—excuse us, allegedly conning—a Seattle woman out of $220,000 in 1999. Evon was arrested while working in Toronto last year, but fled to Calgary just before she was to be extradited.
The Seattle woman had been seeking Evon’s advice about a boyfriend that had dumped her for an old flame. Evon told her that the only way to get him back was to bring her all her savings in cash so that Evon could pray over it for 24 hours.
Please. How could anyone be so naive? Everyone knows you need at least $250,000 for a successful boyfriend-getter-backer prayer!
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