TARPON SPRINGS, Florida. – A Tarpon Springs woman who claims to be a psychic was on Tuesday arrested after customers claim that they scammed them out of $155,353. Now the government asks additional victims to come forward.
Detectives say their investigation began in November 2016, when the first victim, a 33-year-old military veteran, approached detectives during a fraud awareness seminar hosted by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
The man reported he had been scammed by the 31-year-old Gina Wilson. He began to see her in 2015 to help with “emotional distress.”
According to the sheriff’s office, Wilson told the man to stop his prescribed medications, change his bank accounts and to stop seeing his therapist and doctor. The victim says that he was paying Wilson roughly $92,000 before he realized that he was being scammed.
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During the investigation, detectives learned of a second alleged victim, a 61-year-old Palm Harbor woman, who began to see Wilson for help with her grief after the death of her husband.
PCSO says Wilson assured the woman that she could help her deceased husband, “pass over to the other side.” The victim says when Wilson asked for a large sum of money to perform a ceremony at the grave, she realized that she was being scammed and contacted the authorities.
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