The temptation to mock this story is pretty strong. After all, the punch line almost writes itself.
The Broward Sheriff's Office said 35-year-old Gina Marie Marks claimed she was a psychic with special powers. Over the phone and in person, she allegedly told her victims that by giving her money, she could cleanse them of curses and evil spirits.Seriously, what's the difference between Marks and say, Benny Hinn? or Oral Roberts? or any other faith healer? Oh wait--here's the difference.
Marks also told her victims the money would be returned after the cleansing; however she never delivered on that promise. Instead, Marks defrauded five victims of close to $65,000.Oh. Marks promised to return the money. If she'd just charged for her services, she'd have been fine, I suppose.