A clairvoyant who conned a widow out of thousands of pounds by claiming he was in contact with her late husband has been jailed for 18 months.
Paul Williams, who claimed to have Barbara Windsor and Michael Barrymore among his clients, told 63-year-old Joyce Sutton that her husband Charles had appeared to him in a vision to say his will was hidden in a grandfather clock.
But the document, that stated half of the estate should go to Williams, had been forged by the self-pronounced celebrity psychic.
Two years earlier he had preyed on blind pensioner Gerry Rowley, aged 82, by persuading him to become a signatory on his bank account.
Recorder Peter Cooke sentencing Williams at Wolver-hampton Crown Court described the offences as "appalling crimes of dishonesty".
He said: "You have become a charlatan, a conman and someone who piratically prays on elderly people who were vulnerable. They were bereaved, elderly or blind. I am sure you have foreseen that you are going to go to prison."
Williams (48), of Stourbridge, admitted one count of forgery, one of theft and five counts of obtaining by deception between 2003 and 2006.
He had met Mrs Sutton, of Dudley, when she invited him to her home to exorcise the ghost of her husband's first wife. But after Mr Sutton's death in December 2005 Williams collected Mrs Sutton from the hospital and stole her cheque book.
He later told her he had been in contact with her husband with instructions about his will. The fake will stated that the £13,000 estate should be shared equally between Mrs Sutton and Williams.
Williams was sentenced to 18 months for each of the seven offences. The jail terms will run concurrently.