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CanadaEdmonton psychic charged in alleged scam, police believe there are more victims

01:40  12 june  2019
01:40  12 june  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Edmonton police believe there are likely more victims after a psychic was charged with 10 counts of fraud. Detectives believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone who may have had similar encounters with Burt to contact the EPS.

Edmonton psychic charged in alleged scam , police believe there are more victims . A woman claiming to be a psychic is alleged to have defrauded 10 people of more than ,500. One person claims they lost ,250.

Edmonton psychic charged in alleged scam, police believe there are more victims © Supplied: Edmonton Police Service Edmonton police believe there are likely more victims after a psychic was charged with 10 counts of fraud.

Edmonton police have arrested and charged a woman accused of defrauding 10 people in Alberta and more in Ontario.

Between April 2018 and May 2019, police said 10 similar incidents took place at the business Sable Psychic Studio. A woman claiming to be a psychic who worked under the name Sabrina Burt or Sable is alleged to have defrauded 10 people of more than $72,500.

One person claims they lost $20,250.

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A woman that allegedly made ,500 in a psychic scam in Edmonton has been charged with fraud. There were three outstanding Canada-wide warrants for her arrest for a similar file in Ontario, EPS said. Police believe there may be other victims , and encourage them to call EPS at

According to police, the victims were told they needed to pay a fee that cost thousands of dollars for a special crystal for a procedure that would remove negative energy. The accused reportedly told the victims they would receive a refund of the fee after the procedure had taken place.

In addition to changing the price and misrepresenting the services, the refund never occurred, police said.

"Investigators believe the accused exploited the complainants’ vulnerabilities to convince them to pay ever-increasing amounts of money towards the crystal procedure," police said in a news release on Tuesday.

On Monday, police arrested Cynthia Burt and charged her with six counts of fraud over $5,000 and four counts of fraud under $5,000.

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They allege the scam operates by asking passengers in licensed taxis to pay their fares with a debit card, then switching out the customer's card for Police say they believe there may be more victims and participants in similar scams and are urging anyone who may have been affected to come forward.

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The 22-year-old was wanted on Canada-wide warrants for similar charges in Ontario, police said.

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Detectives believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone who may have had similar encounters with Burt to contact the EPS.

Anyone with any information about this or any other crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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