Psychic Chicanery! “Mama Tanya” Allegedly Bilks Washington Man out of $30,000

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Via the Seattle PI:

Who wouldn’t have thought that a psychic healer would be a bad person to loan money to? Auburn, WA. man Abraham Char, that’s who. In what has unfolded into a series of incidents worthy of a Coen Brothers comedy, Char has sued a psychic known only as Mama Tanya for not returning $30,000 dollars he loaned her for an unnamed investment.

The psychic had earned Char’s trust in the past years by agreeing to pray for his relatives in exchange for thousands of dollars. Apparently this established enough of a rapport that Char felt comfortable loaning her the $30,000.

Things have really gotten weird now that Char has taken Mama to court:

Contacted Tuesday, the woman’s attorney, Anthony DiPietro, flatly denied the allegations of fraud and disputed basic claims in the lawsuit.

“My client is a spiritual healer and uses her abilities to aid others in obtaining the positive spiritual energy necessary to help themselves with certain crises in their lives,” DiPietro said Tuesday.

DiPietro also took issue with the moniker “Mama Tanya,” which he contends was given his client by Char. The attorney declined to give his client’s true name, saying he hadn’t received her permission to do so.

Read more at the Seattle PI.

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  • Hadrian999

    If a psychic claimed they were in need of money i think i would have serious doubts about their psychic abilities

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