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Jersey Shore Psychic, Son Charged Man $147K to ‘Cleanse His Soul': Police

New Jersey authorities say a Jersey Shore psychic and her son cheated an elderly man out of more than $147,000 for treatment they said would rid him of evil spirits.

Galloway police say Sally "Kim" Wando and her son, Frank Marco, face theft and conspiracy charges. Authorities say the pair told police the money was for a car from Marco's auto dealership, not for psychic treatment.

Police found that claim unsubstantiated.

Wando Marco mug
Galloway Township Police Dept.
Sally "Kim" Wando, 49, and her son, 24-year-old Frank Marco, are charged with theft by deception for allegedly scamming an elderly man out of $147,700 in a psychic scheme, police said.

The victim, who is not named, told police Wando offered him treatments to "cleanse his soul." Authorities say the first visit cost $5,000. Wando eventually recommended a 14-step program that costs $10,500 per step.

Authorities say Wando told the man to transfer $147,700 from his account to her son's dealership.

It wasn't known Saturday if Wando or Marco have retained attorneys.

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