Sunday, August 15, 2010

Virginia family of psychics accused of scamming millions from clients
Celia Marks began reading palms and tarot cards in Hampton Roads more than 50 years ago. She handed down the centuries-old tradition to her children and grandchildren, who opened their own shops throughout the region and across the country.  The family has a colorful history. During a feud 80 years ago, one relative bit off a chunk of another's nose. Five years ago, three Markses were convicted of stealing from clients.  Now, the family faces what could be its most serious challenge yet: Two of Celia's sons were charged in a federal indictment for allegedly stealing millions from life insurance companies, and authorities are looking for two other family members. In all, six people were charged.

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