Lake Grove, New York - A woman posing as a fortune teller is accused of trying to scam a Long Island woman out of more than a thousand dollars by leading her to believe she was cursed.
Police say a 22-year-old woman was arrested Friday at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove in an undercover sting.
They say that an 18-year-old Smithtown woman reported that she was approached by a woman at the mall claiming to be a fortune teller on Sept. 7. After initial readings that cost $25 and $100, two days later police say the fake psychic told the Smithtown woman she was cursed. Police say the fake psychic then offered to have it removed for $1,250.
After a $600 down payment, the fake psychic gave the woman a stone and a Ziploc bag of body wash.