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Woman who lost $650,000 to fortune teller wins case

Appeals Court orders man to return money she handed him on clairvoyant's advice

Published on Sep 27, 2012 6:00 AM

A woman who lost more than $650,000 after being persuaded to part with it by a Thai fortune teller has won her case before the Court of Appeal.

Estate agent Sarah Tee was told by the clairvoyant that her husband was having an affair, and she should hide her funds from him in case they divorced.

Acting on the fortune teller's advice, she gave $608,700 to renovation contractor Andy Pang, who promised to invest it for her in China.

She never saw the money again. Worse still, she later had to give Mr Pang another $50,000 after he blackmailed her, threatening to tell her husband that they were having an affair.

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