Police in Athens have arrested three fortunetellers on charges of extracting huge sums from gullible clients. The list of victims of the three women, aged 42, 44 and 59, included people from the arts world. Another two women were arrested as accomplices. All five were charged with running a criminal gang as well as fraud. According to police, one of the suspects had managed to extract 52,500 euros from one of her clients, claiming that she was able to prevent problems that she foresaw in the victim’s future. Police said the suspects had managed to defraud another victim out of 20,000 euros in January.The five were expected to face a prosecutor in Athens.