- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A 44-year-old woman has been charged in Brooklyn with stealing $160,000 in cash and gold jewelry from two Chinese immigrants in an elaborate scam by convincing them there was a curse on their families.

Prosecutors say Xuekun Su (SHWAY’-koon SOO’), of China, was arraigned Thursday on larceny charges as a hate crime. It wasn’t clear if she has a lawyer who could comment on her behalf.

Prosecutors say the woman told the separate victims she was a clairvoyant. They said she convinced them she could remove the fatal curse if they gathered all their cash and jewelry together in a bag to be blessed.

After the bags were blessed, the victims later discovered the cash and jewelry were gone.

If convicted, she faces up to 25 years in prison.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide