Non-violent offenses: Unhappy client sends PI to find psychic

On Behalf of | Feb 27, 2018 | White Collar Crimes

Sometimes people who are desperately in love will do anything to secure a relationship with the subject of their passion. This is where psychics come in. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees on their services, and when psychics fail, they may face criminal charges. Although theirs are non\-violent offenses, the financial losses their clients suffer could be substantial. A woman who is accused of scamming people was arrested in Florida when a private investigator located her at Miami International Airport.

Reportedly, the specialties of this woman included reversing curses and casting love spells. The client who hired the private investigator apparently sought a love spell after discovering that her boyfriend was already married. However, after spending over $80,000 on the psychic’s services — without success — she became suspicious. After her arrest, the psychic was charged with multiple felony theft charges involving $340,000 to which she reportedly pleaded guilty.

According to authorities, this is not this person’s first arrest for theft. Records indicate that she had two previous arrests in Florida for similar offenses to which she pleaded guilty and no contest respectively. In her guilty plea, she agreed to refund clients from whom she had received payments.

A conviction in a criminal court can have severe consequences, even if the charges are for non-violent offenses. Anyone in such a predicament may be wise to seek the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can provide skilled advocacy throughout, and devise a defense strategy designed  to achieve the best possible outcome.

Source: FindLaw, “Psychic Pleads Guilty to Scamming People“, Ceylan Pumphrey, Feb.15, 2018