Police in Sacramento, California, are in search of a girl who allegedly scammed folks out of $100,000 after claiming to be “psychic.”
The girl, who glided by the identify “Eva Maria,” had satisfied a number of individuals who lived close to her in South Natomas that she was a “psychic.”
She gained their belief and promised to “bless” them and double any cash she gave them, Sacramento Police mentioned.
The girl had informed the victims to drop off their cash to her and return a number of days later. When they returned, they realized she had left her residence and brought their cash.
They had given her roughly $100,000 in whole, Sacramento Police mentioned.
Sacramento Police officers responded to a house in Helmsman Way after studies from a number of folks at round 9.30 a.m. on September 22.
They spoke to the folks and decided that they had been all of the victims of a fraud that had occurred at a residence on the block.
“Officers determined that all these subjects were victims of several weeks of fraud where the suspect represented herself as a psychic and after gaining the victims’ trust, promised to ‘bless’ and double any amount of money given to her,” a police spokesman mentioned.
“The suspect told the victims to drop off their money to her and return several days later. When the victims returned, they realized that the suspect vacated this residence and left with their money.”
Officer Karl Chan added that the girl focused the Spanish-speaking group.
“Ultimately, most of these victims, or all of these victims, believed the psychic and gave her money,” he informed Fox40. “And eventually, the suspect fled with all the money that was given to her.”
Neighbors informed Fox40 that the girl had rented the house for 2 months however hasn’t been seen since they reported the fraud. One neighbor mentioned that there was six to 10 automobiles outdoors the house day by day.
Officer Chan urged folks to be cautious when issues appear “too good to be true.” He mentioned: “We don’t want people to fall victim to any type of scam.”
Sacramento Police are looking for the general public’s assist in figuring out the suspect by circulating a photograph.
She is described as a Hispanic feminine, with black hair and darkish eyes. She is aged between 25 and 30, 5 ft 2 inches tall and weighs round 140 kilos.
Anyone with details about the suspect or crime is urged to name 1-800-AA-CRIME or 916-443-HELP. They may also go away nameless suggestions at www.sacvalleycrimestoppers.com