Kenner police arrest psychic (she didn’t see it coming)

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KENNER, LA – A Kenner psychic has been arrested and charged with felony theft, after police say she took advantage of a customer.

At Roscoe’s Po Boy and Seafood in Kenner, it’s business as usual.

But not so much, for the spiritual advisers next door.

“I knew that they were palm readers, but I had no idea what was really taking place over there; I was shocked,” business owner Albert Martinez said.

april_stevens_arrestedKenner Police arrested April Stevens for felony theft; after she allegedly offered psychic services to a woman having problems with her marriage.

But that’s not all. Sgt. Brian McGregor says there’s more to the story.

“When she told April her problems April proceeded to exploit it saying yes you did have a curse on you; the person who put the curse on you is the person who’s having an affair with your husband,” McGregor explained.

Investigators say the victim was told money is the root of all evil, and that the curse would be lifted if she gave Stevens money to have cleansed at a church.

Police say a crime was committed because the money was not returned after the cleaning as promised.

Martinez is worried about his business neighbors. He describes them as nice people who regularly patronize his restaurant.

“God I wish them the best, but maybe it’s something they really need to reevaluate what they’re going you know,” Martinez said.

Police say Stevens is accused of bilking the bewildered victim out of 10-thousand dollars during several months of psychic counseling.

“Go to church, look for guidance with god that’s what I’d tell them to do,” Martinez said.

“Because you got those people out there that’s going to exploit you and try to take what belongs to you away from you,” McGregor said.

April Stevens has been released on a 5-thousand dollars bond.

Police have reason to believe that she has other possible victims.


    • vingtsunguy

      In the true Gypsy culture, lying leads to one being shunned from the community. If you take the time to learn about this culture, you will know that it carries higher moral standards than the current American values.

  • Pam

    That scam was on a Law and Order episode. Money root of all evil..must be cleansed. I can't believe she was that dumb.

  • teremist

    When people are truly desperate, they will try anything, no matter how outrageous or ridiculous it might seem to others. A crazy "cure" for terminal cancer, or a terminal marriage. Sometimes we are so emotionally invested in a situation that we can't think straight or make good judgements. This is the time to trust a clergy member, a reputable mental health professional, or a solid friend or family member. We all know when we are emotionally "over the edge," when that time comes we have to carefully choose who to trust, and never because of money.

  • 2silly

    Money is not the root of all evil. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil. And why are people so stupid???

  • eyetweaks

    is that not what a church does regularly? Give me your money ill cleanse your sins? Arrest them all.

  • Neece

    All I can do is laugh!!! I mean, come on, really!!!!! Ten Thousand dollars, really!!! My mother used to believe that she had a curse on her but she would not set foot one of these places. ROTFLMAO

  • AprilShowers

    HAHAHA TEN GRAND?!? Hell, if you have that much money to throw away then just get a divorce and go on vacation and find you a new man! Or better yet, give it to me! lol I can find something productive to do with!

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