It might be the season for witches and warlocks, but Canadian authorities are cracking down on witchcraft-related scams. 27-year-old Samantha Stevenson was recently arrested after allegedly scamming an elderly man out of $600,000. Police say she persuaded the man to sell the home and transfer the money to her, promising it would get rid of ‘evil spirits’ in the house.
York police charge Toronto woman with witchcraft and fraud in $600,000 ‘evil spirit’ scam: Samantha Stevenson, 27, of Toronto, has been charged with pretending to practice witchcraft, fraud over $5,000, and possession of property obtained by crime. https://t.co/CTEPdhekm8 pic.twitter.com/RxjN94R97e
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In Canada, it’s illegal to “falsely portray yourself” as having psychic or magical powers.
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