SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A self-proclaimed psychic has been charged in Orange County with taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from a West Hollywood woman in exchange for a promise to cure her of a lifelong curse.
Lisa Debbie Adams of Los Angeles pleaded not guilty Monday to 32 counts, including credit fraud, grand theft and burglary, for convincing the woman to hand over the money so Adams could cleanse her of an evil "inherited from her mother's womb."
Prosecutors say the 37-year-old Irvine woman suffered $200,000 in property loss in the scheme that lasted more than a year.
Adams had her buy $10,000 in gold bars and $100,000 in luxury goods to shield herself from the curse.
The alleged victim went to police in August 2009 and Adams was arrested on Friday.