Rose Marks, Psychic Fraud Doing Time

Rose Marks, Psychic Fraud Doing Time

In follow up to a previous story, Psychic Rose Marks is sentenced to prison time.

‘Psychic’ who fleeced millions from clients sentenced to 10 years in prison
By Paula McMahon, Sun Sentinel March 3, 2014

Convicted psychic swindler Rose Marks was sentenced to just over 10 years in federal prison Monday for defrauding clients of her family’s fortune-telling businesses out of more than $17.8 million.

“At the time, I didn’t realize what I was doing was wrong,” she said, begging the judge for mercy. “Now, I realize that I caused a lot of hurt and disappointment.”

Didn’t realize you were doing wrong? From just one of the cases of a defrauded client:

Marks tormented her with claims that the child was not in heaven and that Marks could transfer the child’s soul or spirit into the body of another person, reuniting mother and son “to keep him out of the flames,”

You knew you were not providing the service you advertised.
Yes, you knew you were doing wrong.

Victims testified that she convinced them she could swap people’s souls between bodies, prevent a woman from conceiving via in vitro fertilization and even use her psychic powers to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from going after them for taxes.

Marks blamed many of her crimes on alcohol and prescription drug abuse as well as a gambling addiction, all of which she said affected her after her husband and young grandson died.

Pity, as with all psychics, you did not see your own future coming at you. One set of crimes and misdeeds does not absolve you of another. I only hope (though do not suspect) to see more of this sort of conviction against psychics.


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Henry Paterson