Fortune favours tellers, but only for a while

Fortune favours tellers, but only for a while

It wasn't palm reading, but rather sleight of hand, that two alleged fortune tellers excelled in during a scam in Kampong Chhnang province.

Arriving at their victim’s house to perform a séance, the pair instructed her to fill an offering bowl with jewellery, cover it with a shirt and leave it untouched for a while after they left.

Feeling sceptical after the ceremony, she checked and found the valuables missing. The knock-off clairvoyants were soon cornered by cops who forwarded them to provincial court. '

Kampuchea Thmey

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