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Wanted fortune teller a step ahead of police

By Hayley Mick

She is a fortune teller who reels in the broken-hearted with talk of evil spells and promises of rekindled romance. Then, police say, she takes their money and disappears. Last month, Sophie Evon, 76, pulled her best vanishing act on the Canadian authorities. She skipped town just before she was to be extradited to the United States from Toronto to face first-degree fraud charges for allegedly defrauding a heartbroken Seattle woman of $220,000.

Now, a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for the palm reader, and police on both sides of the border warn that it’s only a matter of time before another vulnerable person falls victim to her charms. “We want her back here and we won’t stop until she’s caught,” said Seattle Detective Dan Stokes. This is the second time the wily fortune teller has wriggled from the grasp of law enforcement officials.

Read the original article at: Toronto Globe and Mail

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