Another Psychic Con Artist Fails to Predict His Own Capture
The accomplice to a fraudulent psychic has been arrested in Spain.
54 year old John Hamilton from St Leonards in Sussex remained on the run after police captured psychic George Lavery,also known as Simon Lavery and formerly of High Street Berkhamsted, in July.
Lavery worked as a psychic medium and conned a man out of thousands of pounds after promising he could help him contact his fomer girlfriend and rebuild the relationship.
Lavery and Hamilton then contacted the victim pretending to be the ex girlfriend via a mobile phone the victim had bought for them. They persuaded him to part with thousands of pounds of money under the pretext of a wedding between the man and his ex girlfriend. This included an engagement ring.
The victim, a man from Watford, eventually realised that he had been defrauded when he saw the mobile phone he had bought at Lavery’s house. He then contacted the ex girlfriend on her usual mobile number, but she knew nothing of the wedding. The offence took place between October 1 2007 and 2 June 2008.