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Crime‘Psychic’ Florida woman who promised to lift family curse sentenced for $1.6M scheme

23:05  11 september  2019
23:05  11 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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A woman in Florida who claimed to be a psychic fortune teller has been sentenced to over three years in prison for scamming a Texas woman out of $ 1 . 6 The scheme ended in 2014 after Uwanaich told the woman she had made up the curse . Uwanawich previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud and

The woman was ordered to pay $ 1 . 6 million in restitution and serve 40 months in prison after defrauding a Houston medical student, prosecutors said. For seven years, the victim paid for meditation materials, including crystals and candles, in order to lift a curse and save her family .

A woman in Florida who claimed to be a psychic fortune teller has been sentenced to over three years in prison for scamming a Texas woman out of $1.6 million to lift a made-up curse on her and her family.

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Sherry Tina Uwanawich, who also goes by Jacqueline Miller, first met the unidentified victim in 2007 when she lived in Houston, federal prosecutors said in a news release Monday.

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A Florida woman claiming to be psychic scammed a Texan out of US$ 1 . 6 million She successfully convinced the Texas woman that a curse had been placed on her family and Uwanawich needed Over the course of seven years, the “ psychic ” formed a bond with the Brazilian woman , who claimed

A woman in Florida who claimed to be a psychic fortune teller has been sentenced to over three years in prison for scamming a Texas woman out of $ 1 . 6 million to lift a made-up curse on her and her family . © FoxNews.com Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept.

The 28-year-old Uwanawich became the woman’s confidante and used her trust to convince her that her family was in supernatural trouble, according to the statement.

The victim, a medical student, had been suffering from depression after her mother’s death, The New York Times reported. Uwanawich reportedly blamed her mother’s death on a witch's curse.

Bob Nygaard, a retired New York police officer and psychic fraud private investigator, told the paper confidence crimes that exploit a victim’s fears are common across the country.

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“Don’t look down on the victim,” he said. "Credit the con.”

The fictitious fortune teller claimed she needed “large sums of money” to buy crystal balls, candles and other items for meditation ceremonies to lift the curse, prosecutors said. The victim was led to believe that harm would come to her and her family if she didn’t pay.

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A South Florida woman who had claimed to be a psychic fortune teller has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for taking $ 1 . 6 million from Uwanawich gained the woman 's trust and convinced her that a curse had been placed on her and her family . Uwanawich claimed she needed

A South Florida woman was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $ 1 . 6 million in restitution for orchestrating a fraud scheme involving a 'fortune-telling.”

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The scheme continued on for years, even after Uwanawich moved to South Florida, investigators said. The scheme ended in 2014 after Uwanaich told the woman she had made up the curse.

Uwanawich previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud and was sentenced last week in Miami, over a decade after the scheme began, according to the statement. She must also pay restitution.

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