A New York man who sought help from a fortuneteller to fix a romantic relationship claims that the fortuneteller scammed him out of more than $700,000.

The New York Times reports the 32-year-old Brooklyn man told police he consulted Manhattan psychic Priscilla Delmaro who told him that evil spirits were keeping him and a woman he claimed to love apart.

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He said in a statement that the 26-year-old psychic told him spirits talked to her, so he made multiple payments to her for over a year. Those included $80,000 for a bridge she said would trap evil spirits into another realm.

Delmaro and her companion were arrested in New York on May 26. They were charged with grand larceny and remain in jail.

Their lawyer denied the man's allegations.