A self-proclaimed ‘psychic’ convinced clients she had a God-given ability to lift curses and is now facing a court-issued judgment.
She faced a trial and was found guilty of one count of wire fraud. The judge ordered her to pay $1.6 million in restitution.
The scamming psychic, Sherry Tina Uwanawich, was sentenced to 40 months in a South Florida prison. After that, she will have three years of supervised release.
Court documents state that Uwanawich also went by Jacklyn Miller. She claimed “her curse-lifting work required her to receive money for the purchase of various expensive items needed for rituals.”
The indictment also showed that she “claimed to engage in meditations in order to communicate with spirits or higher beings.
The defendant claimed that through the meditations, she learned the victim was suffering from a ‘curse’. This curse had supposedly been placed on her now deceased mother and passed on to her.”
Court documents didn’t disclose the victim’s name but stated she was allegedly lied to about having a curse on her.
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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.”
The report also detailed that Uwanawich and the victim met “multiple” times for about seven years, dating from 2007 to 2014.
Court documents only identify the victim as V.G and don’t 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 the victim sent money wire transfers from Houston that the suspect received 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.”