Brazilian girl Sabine Coll Boghici, 48, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of swindling her mom, Genevieve Boghici, the spouse of the late artwork collector Jean Boghici. Sabine is accused of stealing her mom’s art work through the use of a supposed physic to faux it was cursed.
The rip-off started in 2020 when Mrs Boghici was approached by a supposed psychic with prophecies of her daughter’s imminent dying.
The sufferer was then taken to a number of extra psychics who police say used private data supplied by her daughter to rip-off her distraught mom into transferring cash to pay for “non secular therapy.”
Within the months that adopted, police allege the suspects bodily threatened Mrs Boghici and that she was saved at house for months by her daughter.
Rio de Janeiro police officer Gilberto Ribeiro mentioned Sabine and an confederate posing as a psychic “started to take the art work from the (mom’s) home, claiming that the portray was cursed with one thing damaging, with damaging power that wanted to be prayed over”.
Police say the rip-off lasted years and concerned alleged psychics to swindle art work by a few of Brazil’s most emblematic painters.
4 different folks had been additionally arrested and two others, Diana Rosa Aparecida Stanesco Vuletic and Slavko Vuletic, are on the run.
Amaral’s Sol Poente was amongst 11 work recovered Wednesday in a Rio de Janeiro police raid on one of many psychic’s properties.
Authorities have additionally recovered three work in Sao Paulo. Two had been offered to a museum in Buenos Aires however haven’t but been recovered.
Police say seven individuals are suspected of involvement within the years-long crime, dealing with fees of embezzlement, theft, extortion, false imprisonment and legal affiliation.