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Women Exorcised Money From Clients, Not Demons

Fortune teller charged with fraud

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    Broward fortune teller accused of fraud.

    The only evil spirits Bridgette Evans has the ability to get rid of are her own criminal ways, federal authorities claim.

    Evans, a fortune teller in Broward County, has been accused of being the ring leader of a scheme to steal cash from clients under the guise she could ward away evil spirits for the right price, a federal indictment read.

    Along with the 32-year-old fortune teller, Polly and Olivia Evans, both of Texas, were also arrested on Friday and charged with mail and wire fraud. It's unclear if the women are related.

    From 2007 to 2009, the women bilked $59,000 from desperate clients who wanted to be healed, prosecutors claim.

    The women told their alleged victims that their afflictions and bad financial luck was caused by an evil spirit around them and the only way to get rid of the meddlesome demon, the victim should send Evans thousands of dollars.

    The woman would then return the money when the spirit was vanquished, but she never did, prosecutors said.

    If convicted, the women face 20 years in prison.