Inventor of holy water makers charged with fraud after customers complain devices don’t work

A South Korean professor who claimed he could make tap water into holy water will face fraud charges, police say.

The man, named as Prof Kim, claimed he could digitally capture the elements of holy water from Lourdes, France, that believers say has healing powers.

He had sold devices to more than 5,000 people, making almost 1.7bn won ($1.3m, £870,000).

Eight people, including Prof Kim’s wife and brother-in-law, will also be charged.

The famous shrine to the Virgin Mary at Lourdes offers water which some believe has healing powers.

Mr Kim had claimed his ceramic and paper filters, and plastic cards used in water purifiers, had captured those powers for onward transmission…

The police also said that the people who had bought the devices had complained when they did not work.

Write your own punchline (if you can come up with anything better than the final line).

3 thoughts on “Inventor of holy water makers charged with fraud after customers complain devices don’t work

  1. Weary Reaper says:

    This is going to be an interesting court case.

    I think first you’d have to prove the so-called “holy water” at Lourdes actually ever healed anyone. That is not going to be easy, I think.

    Otherwise, how are you going to prove this guy’s water is fraudulent?

    I mean, can you actually prosecute someone for fraud, for claiming his fraudulent water is just as potent as Christian fraudulent water?

    I don’t think so.

    😀

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