Sylvia Mitchell, NYC Psychic, Probably Deserved the $27,000 She 'Stored' for Dumb Customer
The former West Village psychic Sylvia Mitchell was arrested in an appropriately named Connecticut town called Mystic after a nearly month-long search since she disappeared with a bunch of a customer's money. Mitchell told a woman that she'd hold on to her $27,000 in an exercise meant to remedy the duped woman's attachment to money, but when the lady asked for it back (presumably cured), Mitchell only handed over $10,000. Then Mitchell split and opened up shop elsewhere. She was eventually found by a private investigator and now faces an array of charges in similar cases: A bunch of people say Mitchell ripped them off, but, to be fair, that's sort of her job, so our sympathy level is low. [NYT]
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.