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Tracey Milanovich, a palm reader, has been charged with defrauding a customer by claiming the woman’s 10-year-old daughter had been possessed by a demon. Milanovich allegedly said that in order to save the 10-year-old’s soul, the victim would have to “purchase her daughter’s soul back.” Palmistry is characterized as pseudoscience and using someone’s fear and pain to obtain financial gain should be severely punished.
The Somerset, Massachusetts police department report says that Tracey Milanovich, age 37, of Somerset was charged with:
Obtaining Property Over $250 by Trick (Six Counts)
Larceny Over $1200
Intimidation of a Witness
On Dec. 17, 2019 Somerset Police launched an investigation into Milanovich after a resident reported that she tricked the resident into giving her large sums of money.
The subsequent investigation revealed that Milanovich convinced the victim that her daughter was possessed by a demon and that cash and household items were needed in order to banish the spirit from her daughter.
Milanovich was found to have stolen approximately $71,000 from the victim. The victim also purchased multiple household items for her, like towels and bedding.
As a result of the investigation, conducted by Somerset Police Officer Cormier and Officer Lance Rhodes, an arrest warrant was obtained and Milanovich was placed under arrest on December. 27, 2019.
It’s not sure that the woman was the only victim of Tracey’s Psychic Palm Reading and that’s why the police are asking anyone who believed they have been victimized by Milanovich to contact Somerset Police.
This isn’t the only case where a professional “psychic” has been uncovered as a fraudster. In September, a Florida “psychic,” Sherry Tina Uwanawich, who claimed to have “God-given powers” to heal has been sentenced to 40 months in prison and must repay $1.6 million to a woman she convinced was cursed.
Like all scammers, Uwanawich seized on a vulnerable person asking from the victim large sums of money to purchase items, such as crystals, candles and the like; which were needed for meditation work in order to lift the curse.