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'Witch' purports to burn client's cash to keep evil spirits at bay, police say

Woman persuades man to sell house, give her cash, police say

File Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
File Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

MIAMI – Samantha Stevenson allegedly told her clients she was a witch named Evanna Lopez.

When she sensed evil spirits had possessed her 67-year-old client's home, she allegedly told him he had to sell his house.

To keep the evil spirits at bay, the 27-year-old woman allegedly told her client that once he sold the home he had to transfer about $457,000 to her bank account. 

She would hold it until the evil spirits were gone. But when the spirits fought back, she said she had to burn about $4,570 during a ceremony. 

That is what a man told York Regional Police detectives in Ontario who decided to arrest Stevenson this week. Prosecutors charged her with pretending to practice witchcraft, fraud over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.  

WITCHCRAFT AND FRAUD CHARGES LAID IN CONNECTION WITH EVIL SPIRIT BLESSING SCAM Investigators with the York Regional...

Posted by York Regional Police on Thursday, October 25, 2018

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