Psychic accused of stealing $70,000 from client

Jennifer Williams gave psychic readings in Lake View. Williams allegedly told a California woman that she was cursed and asked for money to ‘cleanse away curses.’

Chicago Sun Times/July 1, 2024

By  Mary Norkol

A woman who offered psychic readings in Lake View is accused of stealing more than $70,000 from a client.

Jennifer Williams, 51, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of theft by deception of more than $10,000 in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning.

In 2021, Williams allegedly convinced a California woman that she was cursed and offered to “cleanse away curses” for large sums of money totaling around $72,200 over the course of four months, according to court documents. Williams promised to return the cash later, the records say.

Williams, who lives in Phoenix, turned herself in after a warrant for her arrest was issued in the spring. A judge ordered her detained at an initial hearing in April. She has no prior convictions or pending charges for other crimes, court documents say.

The victim and Williams’ attorney didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Williams’ next court date is Aug.13.

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