Casino 'lucky lady' back in court

2013-03-05 13:08
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Durban - A woman accused of stealing cash and jewellery from casino patrons while performing good luck rituals for them appeared briefly in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday.

The matter was postponed to 18 April for the State to provide the charge sheet and statements to the defence.

The woman, who faces three counts of fraud, cannot be named until the court lifts the order instructing that her name cannot be published in the media.

"The woman would approach her potential victims at a local casino and con them into believing that she can turn their luck around by performing bizarre rituals," police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said previously.

She allegedly told gamblers she could introduce them to a psychic who would improve their chances of winning.

Naicker said in one case, a casino patron was robbed of cash and jewellery valued at over R1m. The woman also allegedly drugged elderly people and robbed them of their valuables.

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