Police in southern Vietnam have arrested a woman for scamming her neighbor out of VND3 billion by promising to save the marriage of the latter's daughter with magic.
Du Thi Thu Trang, 43, is now being investigated for fraud, police in Kien Giang Province said.
They said Trang last year accidentally learnt that a couple in her neighborhood had separated.
She then told the wife’s mother that someone must have put a bad spell on the couple, causing them to stop loving each other.
Trang asked the mother to pay her some money so that she could have a wizard undo the evil spell.
According to police, Trang had taken money from her neighbor several times, totalling VND3 billion (US$135,000).
When the couple finally filed for divorce earlier this month, the mother realized that she had been cheated and reported the case to the police.