Toronto police say a psychic has been pretending to practice witchcraft, fraud over $5,000 and extortion after a customer allegedly paid more than $100,000 to have an “evil spirit” removed.
Investigators say the accused Murali Muthyalu, 37, advertised his services as an astrologer and psychic in February and March. They allege Muthyalu told a 44-year-old man that his family member had been the victim of an evil spirit.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.