Theresa Caputo, The Long Island Medium, Investigated For Fraud

Effie Orfanides

Theresa Caputo, better known as the Long Island Medium, is at the center of a fraud investigation after several people complained that Caputo's psychic abilities are just a hoax. According to Radar Online, former audience members and viewers believe that the Long Island Medium isn't who she claims to be.

The creator of fraud website SciFake.com, Ron Tebo, said:

"Theresa is like a vulture preying on the most vulnerable. I think it's despicable. She schmoozes with the audience, and wins them over with her big hair, designer shoes and comedy. When they trust her, she goes in for the kill. She'll ask the group a question like, 'Who lost an older male relative to heart problems?' It's the oldest trick in the medium's book."

A former fan explained:

"I was a Theresa Caputo believer and watched every one of her shows. My young daughter died this summer and I needed to believe in something. After tonight, I am no longer a believer. There were many grieving people there, hoping for closure, or a sign from their loved ones and 2,490 people left defeated and deflated."
"So when I told him, you know, I can speak to dead people, he saw that I was physically and emotionally getting better. So he's like, 'you know what hon, if you think talking to dead people makes you feel better, you keep going right ahead, because it's making my life a hell of a lot easier.'"

Psychic Sylvia Browne (who died in Nov. 2013 according to The Inquisitr) faced similar criticism -- it's really just part of the job, right?

What do you think, is Theresa Caputo a phony?

[Photo courtesy of Theresa Caputo / Twitter]

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