Psychic Cynthia and a Case of Spiritual Fraud

The Legacy Harry Houdini Left Me

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The “Multigenerational Curse”

Psychic Cynthia’s modus operandi was first to give a prospective target an inexpensive tarot card reading. Inevitably, it would reveal something sinister. Cynthia’s expertise, of course, would be crucial in averting whatever impending disaster the cards had foretold, and naturally, she needed money to work her magic. Lots of money.

“Death is Stalking You”

A second victim was a sixty-four-year-old woman looking for love. She had struggled emotionally since at least 2004, when she began seeing a psychiatrist. Of course, once Psychic Cynthia got a hold of her, she straightened her out about mental health professionals;” You have me, you don’t need a therapist.”

Does Psychic Cynthia Have a Clone?

I have told this story before, and I always feel ashamed when I do. Thirty-plus years ago, long-time friend Susan and I met in New York for a getaway. We were young, single, and up for adventure in the Big Apple.

The Bottom Line

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Cynthia J. Evans pleaded guilty to two counts of felony theft by swindle. Under a plea agreement, she will be on probation for five years, serve up to ninety days in jail and make restitution to her victims. If she complies with these terms, the court will reduce the conviction to a misdemeanor. Perhaps she will face a harsher sentence when she meets the future she already pretends to know.

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Forensic psychologist/private investigator//author of serial killer book. Passionate about victim’s rights, the psychology of true crime, and criminal justice.

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Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.

Forensic psychologist/private investigator//author of serial killer book. Passionate about victim’s rights, the psychology of true crime, and criminal justice.