A self-proclaimed ‘psychic’ who convinced clients that she had a God-given ability to lift curses is now facing a judgement issued by the court.
Following the trial, a judge found her guilty of one count of wire fraud and she has been ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution as a result.
The scamming psychic, Sherry Tina Uwanawich, was sentenced to 40 months in a South Florida prison followed by three years of supervised release earlier this month.
Court documents state that Uwanawich would also go by the name of Jacklyn Miller and that she would claim that “her curse-lifting work required her to receive money for the purchase of various expensive items needed for rituals.”
The indictment against her also showed that she “claimed to engage in meditations in order to communicate with spirits or higher beings. Based upon these meditations, the defendant claimed to have learned that the victim was suffering from a ‘curse’ that purportedly had been placed upon her now deceased mother and which had been passed on to her.”
The victim’s name was not disclosed in court documents, but the indictment stated that she was allegedly lied to about having a curse on her.
Uwanawich allegedly told her that “in order to remove the curse, the defendant needed cash from the victim to purchase various expensive ‘materials,’ such as special candles and crystals.”
It was also detailed that Uwanawich and the victim met “multiple” times over the course of about seven years, dating from 2007 to 2014.
The victim was only identified as V.G in court documents and they do not specify when, where or how the two met.
They believe that 28-year-old Uwanawich met V.G in Texas before Uwanawich moved to Florida. She continued to scam the victim even after moving to Florida.
According to The Miami Herald, it is believed that Uwanawich met the victim in 2007 at a mall in Houston, Texas.
The indictment states that money wire transfers were being sent by the victim in Houston and were received by the suspect through a Florida account.
“On at least one occasion, the defendant needed items of jewelry and other personal property to ‘work with’ in her ‘curse removal work,’ promising that said items would be returned,” the indictment states. “The items were never returned.”