A palm reader was arrested for allegedly scamming a client out of $71,000 to banish a demon from her daughter
A Massachusetts palm reader allegedly convinced a client that her daughter was possessed by a demon and swindled her out of $71,000, according to the Somerset Police Department.
Tracey Milanovich, 37, is charged with six counts of obtaining property over $250 by trick, attempt to commit a crime, criminal harassment, larceny over $1,200 and intimidating a witness, a spokesman for the Fall River District Court in Somerset, Massachusetts, told CNN.
She pleaded not guilty at her arraignment on Monday and was released on personal recognizance. Her next court appearance is scheduled for February 21, the court said.
CNN called Milanovich’s attorney for comment but has not yet received a response.
Through a business called Tracy’s Psychic Palm Reader, police said Milanovich convinced a client that she needed to provide cash and purchase household items, including towels and bedding, to banish a spirit from her daughter. Milanovich was found to have stolen approximately $71,000 from the woman, the department said.
Milanovich was arrested on December 27. Somerset police are asking anyone else who thinks they may have been a victim to contact them.
CNN’s Connor Spielmaker contributed to this report.