Crime

Nancy Marks, jailed psychic, allegedly said 6's were evil -- especially in credit card numbers

According to the Lafayette Police Department, Nancy Marks has got your number -- or at least wanted it.

Although Marks worked as a psychic, she reportedly also used her mental powers to separate customers from their cash "by convincing them that 'money is evil' and that she needed to know their credit card numbers to make sure there weren't too many sixes."

A ridiculous plan? Maybe not, since she's accused of successfully fleecing one guy for approximately $50,000 in cash and credit card charges -- which qualifies as a nice, fat chunk of evil. Then again, such alleged actions did land her in Boulder County court, where she's facing two felony theft counts. If she's found guilty, the judge should consider giving her a six-year sentence.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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