Strange odds from the gods

 

HANOVER - German police arrested a man posing as a spiritual medium who was paid 15,000 marks (£6,600) by a woman to pay off gambling debts he said her dead husband had contracted in Heaven.

The man, named only as "Timor" (23), also demanded money on behalf of the 85-year-old widow's husband for the purchase of a plot of land "in Heaven".