A New York man who was seeking help from a fortune teller to fix his relationship says she scammed him out of more than $700,000.

The 32-year-old Brooklyn man told police he consulted Priscilla Delmaro in August 2013, and the fortune teller him told evil spirits were keeping him from a woman he loved.


He told investigators, the man said that the 26-year-old psychic told him that he and the woman, Michelle, were “twin flames” being kept apart by negativity. Delmaro told him spirits talked to her, so he made multiple payments to her over 20 months. This person who lives in East Williamsburg but is not named in court documents, made payments to Delmaro that included $80,000 for an 80-mile bridge she said would trap evil spirits into another realm, a $30,000 Rolex she claimed would cleanse the sins of his past and $40,064 for a Tiffany diamond ring to “protect his energy,” along with other payments totaling as much as $40,000.

The man discovered in February 2014 the woman, Michelle, had died and noticing expediency, the fortune teller said she could be reincarnated. More payments and a trip to seek out the “new” Michelle followed before the man said he decided to go to police. But, it was too late. It’s reported the New York man was scammed out of $713,975.

Ms. Delmaro and her companion, Bobby Evans, 27, were arrested on May 26 in a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. They are charged with grand larceny and are still in jail.