September 30, 2009

Police: Psychic lied about attack

Authorities in Connecticut said a professional psychic was arrested for allegedly making up a story about being attacked by rival psychics.

Greenwich police said Janet Lee, 35, who bills herself as the foremost psychic in New England, turned herself in to police Saturday and was charged with falsely reporting an incident, interfering with an officer and providing a false statement, The Greenwich Time reported Wednesday.

Investigators said Lee claimed to have been attacked by a man July 11 outside of her Greenwich Avenue store, following a series of threatening phone calls she attributed to rival psychics. Lee had a black eye and a cut on her face when she was interviewed by police.

However, investigators said evidence indicates Lee was not attacked outside of her store, but rather by someone she knew in the town of Norwalk.

There were numerous inconsistencies with her story and her timeframe, Detective Robert Brown said. This, more than likely, happened in Norwalk because the evidence shows she was in Norwalk during the timeframe it had taken place.

Police said they have not yet determined a possible motive for Lee lying to investigators.