Jaycee Wasso sentenced for fraud

Jaycee Wasso (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

A psychic was sentenced on Friday for coaching a wife on bilking cash and stealing $1 million from an elderly husband. Jaycee Wasso, 26, must spend nine and a half years in prison and 15 years on probation. Also, she can no longer do fortune-telling.

Prosecutors in Hillsborough County, Florida, said she encouraged Lin Helena Halfon, 29, to marry Richard Rappaport, 80, to take his money.

“Lin, give it your all,” Wasso wrote in August 2018. “Act like he is your soulmate.”

Rappaport fell head over heels for Halfon, said prosecutor Paul Dontenville Jr., who described this as a “very good friendship” that resulted in Rappaport marrying the Israel-born Halfon so she could stay in the United States.

The prosecutor told jurors that evidence would show that Wasso kept pushing when Halfon expressed second thoughts about manipulating Rappaport.

“It offends me that you want to go against all the work I’ve done,” the psychic allegedly wrote in July 2018. “I know what I’m doing, Lin.”

Jaycee Wasso sentenced for fraud

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