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Floating cash was clairvoyant’s ruse

The dozens of sodden 10-thousand-drachma notes found bobbing in the scummy waters of Thessaloniki’s waterfront 18 months ago were thrown into the sea by a woman on the advice of her clairvoyant, a local lawyer claimed yesterday. According to Magda Karakoli, the mysterious floating banknotes were scattered on the malodorous Thermaikos by a client of hers who had been told this would avert an unspecified but great misfortune that was heading in her direction. Karakoli said the woman, whose identity she did not disclose, had been warned of the impending catastrophe – which never struck – by her clairvoyant, who instructed her to throw two bunches of 30 10-thousand-drachma notes into the sea. Karakoli’s client also paid her clairvoyant 2 million drachmas for her services. Now, she is suing to get the money back. The notes were found in October and November 2000, causing much speculation and some dousings.