Psychic Accused of Scaring Child Into Stealing $10K Worth of Jewelry From Parents

October 7, 2011 Updated Oct 7, 2011 at 3:44 PM EDT

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Psychic Accused of Scaring Child Into Stealing $10K Worth of Jewelry From Parents

October 7, 2011 Updated Oct 7, 2011 at 3:44 PM EDT

A California psychic was arrested on suspicion of extortion this week after allegedly scaring a 12-year-old girl into stealing approximately $10,000 worth of jewelry from her parents, according to the Los Angeles Times.

According to the story, the woman allegedly told the girl "horrible things" would happen to her and her family if she didn't steal the jewelry from her parents. Police allege that several pieces of the jewelry were identified at area pawn shots, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release.

Read the Los Angeles Times story HERE.

Read the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release HERE.