Canadian police charging witchcraft against a Torontoian woman....good lord!

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    Dec 12, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    Ontario: Witchcraft charge laid in fraud case

    "Police have invoked a rarely used witchcraft charge against a Toronto woman accused of defrauding a lawyer of nearly $150,000 after reportedly suggesting she was possessed by his dead sister's spirit. Vishwantee Persaud, 36, is facing eight charges -- including two counts of fraud over $5,000 -- stemming from the nine-month relationship, a Toronto police spokesman said."

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Ontario+Witchcraft+charge+laid+fraud+case/2327975/story.html

    witchcraft? ...really? ...fraud wasnt enough? ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Will a cdn court still recognize witchcraft? ... icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 12, 2009 3:17 PM GMT

    Yes they do - for witchcraft practiced fraudulently, as in pretending to be a witch in order to commit fraud, in this case bilking someone for a pile of money, a large pile of money. She told the man she was possessed by the poor sod's dead sister.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 12, 2009 3:40 PM GMT
    Interesting indeed....this would be one to follow to see how it comes out.
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    Dec 12, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    Witchcraft is completely legal in Canada icon_rolleyes.gif

    The law protects people from fakes.icon_wink.gif
  • Webster666

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    Dec 12, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    When she turns the judge into a toad, maybe they'll take her seriously...


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    Dec 13, 2009 12:36 AM GMT
    LOL!

    did she have a false nose??



    it's a fair cop. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 13, 2009 6:00 AM GMT
    this is why we have to have old men sitting in lawn chairs to surveil our northern border.
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    Dec 13, 2009 7:36 AM GMT
    ROFL this is why Caslon needs to start doing some research before clutching his pearls to his chest in feigned outrage. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    " The bogus witching law was enacted in 1892 when witchcraft was no longer a punishable offense in Canada, but fears persisted that it could be used as a cover for fraud.

    It makes it illegal for anyone to fraudulently pretend to exercise witchcraft or sorcery or enchantment.

    Jones conceded the law is "obscure... but it's still on the books," and it captures what he believes transpired -- "preying on a man's sensitivities" to commit an "absurd" fraud.

    "The law is not directed at witches, but rather at using the pretence of witchcraft to separate someone from their money," he noted."

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/091210/canada/canada_crime_police_witch