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Phony Psychics Jailed

Two self-described psychics are under arrest today for allegedly bilking hundreds of thousands of dollars from their clients.

Federal authorities say Sonia Merino of Manhattan Beach and her daughter-in law, Nasta Merino sold phony holy water and promised their clients to rescue them from curses.

They each face five counts of mail fraud. In a government affidavit, one of Sonia Merino´s clients says he went to her for a tarot card reading in 19-96 and wound up giving her more than 500-thousand dollars and a car over three years.

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