Friday, August 25, 2017

Galloway Psychic Missed Prediction of Theft Charges; Son Charged in Scam

Sally Wando
On August 15, 2017, Galloway Township Police took a report from a senior citizen resident of Waretown, NJ, who believed he was being scammed by a psychic.  The gentleman had been visiting a psychic he knew as “Kim” who operates Village Psychic in the Smithville section of Galloway Township.  
As he met with Kim, she offered him treatments to cleanse his soul and allow him to live in peace. The first visit required a payment of $5,000. After additional visits, Kim recommended a 14 step Chakra program for him to complete which would cost $10,500 per step. 
Kim advised him that he had eight evil spirits that only she could eradicate via the 14 steps. Investigation revealed that Kim exploited information she learned about the gentleman’s unpleasant childhood in order to make him believe she could bring him relief.  

She also predicted further torment in this life and the afterlife if he did not complete the 14 steps.  The gentleman ultimately agreed to the steps and was provided specific instructions to transfer $147,700 from his checking account to her son Frank Marco’s car business, Frank’s Classic Carz in Ventnor. 
It was further explained by Kim that he should tell no one of the arrangement or more evil spirits would need to be cleansed.  He was directed to tell the bank tellers that he was buying a car. 
During interviews, both Kim and Frank claimed that the transferred money was for the purchase of a vehicle at Franks Classic Carz and not for soul cleansing or a Chakra program.  
After further investigation these statements were unsubstantiated.
Frank Marco
Sally “Kim” Wando, age 49 of Galloway and Frank T. Marco, age 24 of Ventnor, were arrested by Detective Jason Kiamos on August 25, 2017, and charged with second degree Theft by Deception and Conspiracy to Commit Theft, a crime of the third degree. 
Both were released on summonses pending their court date. 

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident or related incidents involving these individuals is asked to contact Detective Kiamos at (609) 652-3705 ext 325 or contact Galloway PD via anonymous confidential tip through their Facebook page and/or their Twitter account at @gallowaypd. 
As always they also receive tips from Atlantic County Crime Stoppers @ (609) 652-1234 or 1-800-658-TIPS.


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