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Friday, October 06, 2006

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Fortune teller didn't see arrest coming
Oct. 5, 2006. 10:59 AM

CENTRAL NYACK, N.Y.— A tip for fortune tellers: When reading a customer's aura, be alert for any hint of blue.

An undercover police officer posing as a patron busted a Rockland County psychic who charged more than $1,000 for a series of tarot card readings, according to Clarkstown town police. Dorothy Adams, 40, of Nyack, operated her Psychic and Tarot Cards Readings out of a storefront on Route 59.

Adams was accused of stringing the undercover officer along for two weeks, charging more than $1,000 for advice on ways to reverse her negative aura and dispel her bad luck. Adams, who was arrested Tuesday night, was charged with grand larceny, a felony, and two misdemeanors, police said.

The investigation began after town police received complaints about Adams' business. State law requires that all readings be done for entertainment or amusement purposes only, with only a small fee attached.


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