Oklahoma City, OK. – Though her clients known her as ‘Mrs. Maple’, the State knows this alleged serial offender as Sonia Marks. This is not the first time Marks has been in the news for being busted, see Fraudulent Psychic Sonia Marks Arrested After Being On The Run for 14 Years
“We believe that there’s a string of victims, a lot we haven’t heard from,” said Sgt. Gary Knight from the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Marks was arrested a few years ago in Oklahoma City due to warrants that she had from Ohio. She was accused of conning clients out of almost a million dollars and found guilty. She was then ordered to pay restitution of $187,700.
She has been reportedly using her “special skills” to make money from unknowing victims for years at a psychic shop off SW 33rd.
By doing some research, you can see that fortune telling for profit is actually against Oklahoma state law and is considered a misdemeanor.
The statute reads, in part, ‘It shall be unlawful for any person, or persons, pretending or professing to tell fortune to make any charges, or to receive any gift of donation’.
According to the Oklahoma City Police Department, Marks was back at it with her old tricks that she was prohibited from practicing.
“The OKCPD vice unit began an investigation. They actually were sending some of their own officers in there,” said Knight.
The police department sent undercover agents to meet with ‘Mrs. Maple’ for several weeks. They learned that she would charge them fees ranging from $60 to $125 and told them different things, such as that they ‘needed their aura cleansed’, ‘would meet a wonderful person soon’, and ‘would be having twins’.
According to the agents, the fortunes they were told depended on future payments that they had to agree to pay before knowing the prediction.