16 Acting as medium with intent to deceive


Every person is liable to a fine not exceeding $1,000 who, acting for reward,—


with intent to deceive, purports to act as a spiritualistic medium or to exercise any powers of telepathy or clairvoyance or other similar powers; or


uses any fraudulent device in purporting to act as a spiritualistic medium or in purporting to exercise any such powers.


For the purposes of this section, a person shall be deemed to act for reward if in respect of what he does any money is paid, or any valuable thing is given, whether to him or to any other person.


Nothing in subsection (1) shall apply to anything done solely for the purpose of entertainment.

Compare: 1952 No 43 s 12(1A), (2), (3); 1960 No 7 s 10; 1967 No 154 s 2(2)