Fraudulent Psychic Conned Victims Into Giving Her Cars, Cash, Jewelry For More Than 20 Years By Lying To Them And Scaring Them
A self-proclaimed ‘psychic’ in Mentor Ohio allegedly scammed her clients by convincing them that if they did not provide her with leased cars, jewelry, and cash, great harm would come into their life.
The supposed psychic, 40-year-old Gina B Miller, is now facing theft charges.
Miller ran her scam in a business office on 7496 Mentor Ave. named simply ‘Psychic Reader’, according to police.
During an investigation conducted by police officers, it was discovered that over a 20 year period, Miller was, allegedly, scamming her customers by scaring them into thinking that different types of harm would happen to their or to their families’ lives if they did not pay Miller to keep it from happening.
She ended up convincing the victims to give her gift cards, open lines of credit, jewelry, leased luxury vehicles, and of course cash state the police.
As of now, the Mentor Police Department has uncovered loss to the victims in the hundred thousand dollar range. They also expect that number to grow as more victims come forward with their experience.
Search warrants of Miller’s place of business and residence were granted and executed as part of the investigation and plenty of evidence, including $20,000 in cash, was retrieved from both home and office.
The scamming psychic was brought to trial at the Mentor Municipal Court and given a bond of $150,000. She is to appear at court again in October of 2015.
The police officers in charge of the investigation believe that Miller had more victims who just haven’t been identified yet. They credit this partly to the fact that a large number of her victims could be afraid of Miller, since she managed to convince them that she has the power to harm them and their loved ones.
Police stress the importance of not believing these lies and calling them at 440-974+5763 if you believe that you may be a victim of hers.