The 70 year old woman was looking for relationship advice when she got in touch with the fortune teller through an ad in the paper.
Since the 44 year old fortune teller is based in Stockholm, 175 kilometres south of Gävle, her contact with the older woman took place over the telephone, Gefle Dagblad reports.
They spoke several times a week, and the clairvoyant slowly manoeuvred herself into a dominant position. Eventually she told her customer that if she did not do as she was told she would fall victim to an accident.
“It was brainwashing. She sent papers up to me and told me to sign them. I didn't dare disobey her,” the woman told Gefle Dagblad.
Armed with loans made out to her customer, the fortune teller quickly hurried down to a car dealership. In April she purchased a Mercedes Benz, which she later sold. She then went on to buy two BMWs and three caravans.
“We are drowning in unpaid bills. We are getting parking fines and congestion charges from Stockholm,” said the woman.
The fortune teller bought cars and took out loans in the woman's name to the value of 450,000 kronor.
The woman has reported the clairvoyant to the police. And according to public prosecutor Åke Olsson, this is not the first time the 44-year-old woman has used her crystal ball to grease her palms.
He already has two other cases pending that involve the same woman.
”But I can't say when or if she will be prosecuted. In the meantime I would advise the 70 year old to block all her personal details, since the fortune teller is still at large until such time as the trial takes place,” Olsson told Gefle Dagblad.
The 70-year-old woman hopes that the fortune teller is brought to justice sooner rather than later.
“My husband and I don't know what to do. We are so afraid that we will have to sell our house to pay off our debts after what this woman has done to us,” she said.