‘Scammer’ psychic charged with using stolen ID for apt.

Christine Evans was evicted from the building after owing over $49,000 in back rent. (Photo via Google Maps)

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police arrested a woman once charged with a “curse removal” scam for allegedly breaking into an apartment she was evicted from on Park Avenue South and changing the locks.

Police said she had been evicted by city marshals for never actually paying rent since moving in a year ago.

After she was arrested last Wednesday morning, police said that 48-year-old Christine Evans was also charged with identity theft and forgery because she allegedly signed the apartment lease using personal information that wasn’t her own. Seven months before renting the apartment, Evans had been arrested near Times Square for reportedly running a scam at a West 43rd Street fortunetelling parlor.

Regarding the most recent incident, a broker for the Stay Local real estate company told the district attorney’s office that Evans spoke with the company about renting an apartment inside 220 Park Avenue South in November 2016 and she allegedly presented a Florida State driver’s license for her rental application with her own photo but using the victim’s name.

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Police Watch: Psychic arrested, mugging on Fifth Avenue

PYSCHIC NABBED FOR $12,000 FEE FOR CRYSTALS AND CURSE REMOVAL
Forty-year-old Christine Williams was arrested for grand larceny last Wednesday at 6 p.m. inside the 13th precinct for grand larceny. The victim told police that since May 2014, she had given Williams over $12,000 for crystals she never received and was also charged a fortune telling fee for curses and evil spirits to be removed. Williams is being charged with scheme to defraud and fortune telling.

MAN ARRESTED FOR LOOSE PIT BULL IN L STATION AT FIRST AVENUE
Police arrested 23-year-old Taylor Walt last Wednesday at 7:57 p.m. inside the L station at First Avenue and East 14th Street. Walt was allegedly walking a pit bull that was not in an approved container while inside the L train station mezzanine. Walt allegedly caused annoyance and alarm by yelling and screaming and was also charged with disorderly conduct.

25TH ST. ‘BURGLAR’ BUSTED
Police arrested 47-year-old Keith Little for burglary inside 204 East 25th Street last Monday at 7 p.m. Keith allegedly attempted to enter the residential building without permission and tried to open the door with burglar’s tools. He admitted to using an object to gain access to the building, police said.

ARREST FOR PHONE ‘THEFT’, EXTORTION
Christopher Cobb, 52, was arrested for grand larceny by extortion in front of 5 Union Square West last Monday at 9:52 p.m. Cobb was allegedly in possession of a man’s cell phone. The victim, a Staples employee, told police that he left the phone unattended at his work station and when he returned, the phone was missing. The victim called his phone and Cobb answered, allegedly telling him, “Hook me up and I’ll sell you it back for $50.”

MAN ARRESTED FOR PHONE CHARGING
Police arrested 37-year-old Christopher Potts for theft of services in front of 101 Fifth Avenue last Tuesday at 5:26 p.m. Potts was allegedly charging his cell phone on a lamp post without permission. After talking to him, police found that there was an open warrant for his arrest from a previous incident.

VENDORS NABBED NEAR UNION SQUARE
Two vendors near Union Square Park were arrested for selling without permits last week. Twenty-six-year-old Marcela Torres was arrested at the corner of Union Square West and East 16th Street last Tuesday at 7:35 p.m. for “unlawful peddling.” Torres was allegedly offering two toy LED light swords and four LED slingshot helicopters for sale on a public sidewalk without a vending permit.
Police arrested 39-year-old Isol Davila for violating New York State laws in front of 39 Union Square West last Tuesday at 7:50 p.m. Davila was allegedly selling 10 flare copter LED slingshot helicopters for sale on a public sidewalk without a vending permit.

TEEN BUSTED FOR GRAFFITI
Police arrested a teen for graffiti at the corner of Park Avenue South and East 22nd Street last  Tuesday at 8:13 p.m.  Police said that the teen made graffiti on a green USPS postal box without permission by writing “Hambo” with a white paint marker. The teen’s name is being withheld due to his age.

CITI BIKE ‘THIEF’ ARRESTED
Thirty-year-old Dominique Frazier was charged with resisting arrested in front of 344 East 28th Street last Tuesday at 10:02 p.m. Frazier was allegedly riding a Citi Bike on the sidewalk. When stopped by police, he refused to give identification and he allegedly began to flail his arms to prevent being handcuffed. It was also determined that the Citi Bike was stolen and was picked up at East 16th Street and Irving Place. Frazier was not the person who signed out the bike at the dock, police said. Frazier was also charged with possession of stolen property and disorderly conduct.

MAN ARRESTED IN FIFTH AVENUE ‘MUGGING’
Police arrested 22-year-old Corey Collier for robbery last Saturday at 12:52 a.m. on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 18th Street. Collier approached victims at East 20th Street and Fifth Avenue. He allegedly punched one man in the face and threw the other man to the ground. When the first man fell, an unknown man picked up the victim’s cell phone and handed it to a woman who fled the scene. Collier started walking toward East 18th Street where he was stopped by an officer and was positively identified by the victims. Collier was also charged with assault.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ‘MISCHIEF’
Thirty-two-year-old Latoya Jarrett for criminal mischief in front of 4 East 28th Street last Saturday at 1:41 p.m. She was having a fight with her friend in front of the building. Security inn the building was closing the door to prevent her from coming in and Jarrett allegedly pulled on the door, causing the glass to break.

ARREST FOR STOLEN PROPERTY IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 25-year-old Paris Fuller for possession of stolen property in front of 10 Union Square East last Saturday at 3:50 p.m. Fuller was allegedly attempting to flee the location on a bike which he had removed from nearby and while riding the bike, he almost hit a passerby who was entering the Coffee Shop. After police caught up with him, he was allegedly in possession of stolen property that he said was taken from Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.

MAN NABBED FOR TRESPASSING
Police arrested 39-year-old Kenneth Swindell for criminal trespassing inside 235 Second Avenue last Sunday at 2 a.m. Swindell was allegedly inside the building without permission.

MAN ARRESTED FOR PHARMACY ‘THEFTS’
Police arrested 33-year-old Alexis Nunez for petit larceny and theft last Tuesday at 11:18 a.m. in front of 342 East 23rd Street. Nunez allegedly swiped merchandise from multiple pharmacies and and he was in possession of the property when he was searched, police said.

MAN BUSTED FOR ‘KNIFE’
Police arrested 49-year-old Robert Wallace for possession of a weapon last Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in front of 10 Union Square South. Wallace was allegedly approaching passersby while displaying a knife on his front pants pocket.