According to Madelyne Toogood, authorities have “unfairly targeted” her because she is a member of a nomadic group called the “Irish Travelers, reports Fox News.
Toogood was video taped beating her 4-year-old daughter by a surveillance camera and later charged with child abuse. Her child is now in foster care.
The Irish Travelers have been involved in numerous frauds and Toogood’s husband has a rap sheet.
Psychologist Margaret Singer, probably the most prominent cult expert of the 20th Century, has said that destructive cults are not unlike a “confidence game,” that never ends.
The Irish Travelers appear to be the “Cult of Cons.”