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Local woman charged for pretending to practice witchcraft

It is alleged that 33-year-old Tiffany Butch attempted to elicit funds from a Timmins resident in return for protection from potential danger
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NEWS RELEASE
TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE
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The Timmins Police Service has charged a local woman with a witchcraft related Criminal Code offence stemming from their investigation.

While completing his investigation into a criminal matter, an investigator with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Timmins Police Service became aware of an alleged offence. It is alleged that a local woman, who maintains an alias and holds herself out to be a self-proclaimed spiritualist, medium, and clairvoyant attempted to elicit funds from a Timmins resident in return for protection from some form potential danger likely to occur to her family.

The matter has been thoroughly investigated by the Timmins Police Service – Criminal Investigations Division and as a result, Tiffany Butch, 33 of Timmins has been charged with:

  • Pretending to practice witchcraft - fortune telling contrary to section 365(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused has been served with a Summons for Provincial Court in Timmins for Jan. 22, 2019, to answer to the charge laid against her.

The Timmins Police Service remind all citizens to be wary of extravagant claims of impending danger made by any person or persons who claim to have clairvoyant or mystical powers and who will apply such powers or skills in return for financial compensations

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