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Owlscrying

'Faith-Healing' Brothers Charged In Scam

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Owlscrying

May 30

San Jose, Calif. - Two brothers claiming to be faith healers were charged with grand theft for allegedly convincing clients they were cursed and would die unless they paid for expensive cleansing rituals.

Carlos Salazar, 34, and John Salazar, 23, who called himself "Master Alexander," are accused of scamming hundreds of clients through their business, which they advertised exclusively through Spanish-language newspapers and radio stations.

The pair wore robes and performed sleight-of-hand illusions such as turning water into a red substance they pretended was blood to fool customers into believing they were possessed.

They then allegedly instructed clients to pay for cleansings to avoid further consequences, including death. Police began their investigation in August, after receiving reports that a woman had paid John Salazar $10,000 to remove a curse from her infant daughter.

Carlos Salazar was arrested last month after returning to the U.S. on a flight from Colombia. John Salazar remains at large and may be working as a faith healer in the San Francisco Bay area.

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glorybebe
May 30

San Jose, Calif. - Two brothers claiming to be faith healers were charged with grand theft for allegedly convincing clients they were cursed and would die unless they paid for expensive cleansing rituals.

Carlos Salazar, 34, and John Salazar, 23, who called himself "Master Alexander," are accused of scamming hundreds of clients through their business, which they advertised exclusively through Spanish-language newspapers and radio stations.

The pair wore robes and performed sleight-of-hand illusions such as turning water into a red substance they pretended was blood to fool customers into believing they were possessed.

They then allegedly instructed clients to pay for cleansings to avoid further consequences, including death. Police began their investigation in August, after receiving reports that a woman had paid John Salazar $10,000 to remove a curse from her infant daughter.

Carlos Salazar was arrested last month after returning to the U.S. on a flight from Colombia. John Salazar remains at large and may be working as a faith healer in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Nice, really nice.

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Finsup22
The pair wore robes and performed sleight-of-hand illusions such as turning water into a red substance they pretended was blood to fool customers into believing they were possessed.

And nobody thought spiffy costume, neat magic trick? They deserved to be duped.

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nativechick1989

Geez....thats horrible, preying on ppls emotions and fears.

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girty1600
And nobody thought spiffy costume, neat magic trick? They deserved to be duped.

A little, yes. They're still a couple of jerks though.

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