Psychic Arrested After Scamming A Military Veteran And A Widow Out Of $155,000 In Florida

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Posted May 30, 2017 by Rosa Perez in Psychics In The News
Gina Wilson

Tarpon Springs, FL. – Detectives in Pinellas County arrested a supposed psychic from Tarpon Springs for allegedly scamming a grieving widow and military veteran out of $155,000.

31-year-old Gina Wilson was charged with scheme to defraud after investigators discovered she took advantage of her vulnerable and naïve customers.

“She exploited them,” said Sergeant Spencer Gross who works with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

In November of 2016 the sheriff’s office hosted a Fraud Awareness seminar that Wilson’s client attended. After attending the seminar, the 33-year-old contacted detectives to tell his story. The victim was a military veteran, having served two tours in Iraq.

He has been diagnosed with PTSD and is disabled.

The arrest affidavit states that Wilson told the victim to stop seeing his veterans affairs doctor and therapist, quit taking his prescription medicine, and to alter his bank accounts.

She even instructed him to keep their visits secret from everyone, including his mother, according to the affidavit. She told him that his family and doctors were part of his problem.

“She made some promises to him that she could bring him out of what she called the “darkness” that she said he was in,” Sgt. Gross said.

Over the course of about 15 months, the victim ended up paying Wilson about $92,000 before he realized that she was scamming him.

“That is absolutely horrendous that a person could do that, it’s horrible and I truly hope she gets whatever jail sentence is coming to her for that. It’s just wrong,” said an employee who works at a business next to Wilson’s, named Chloe Withall.

While detectives were investigating the situation, they learned of another one of Wilson’s victims. This was a woman, 61, from Palm Harbor who told them she had seen Wilson at her psychic office multiple times trying to get help in mourning her husband’s death.

The fraudulent psychic told the woman that she could help her husband’s spirit “pass over to the other side.”

“She’s looking for people who are vulnerable,” Sgt. Gross said. “She’s good at getting people to trust her.”

Detectives state that the grieving widow realized she was being scammed by Wilson when she was asked for a second large sum of money for a ceremony to be performed at her husband’s gravesite.

Unfortunately, the widow had already given Wilson $63,353 before she realized it and before she reported her to detectives.

Between just these two victims, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office determined that Wilson scammed about $155,353.

Several calls and visits to her psychic business have been made but no one is returning calls or answering the door.

Detectives are urging any other victims of Wilson’s to call the sheriff’s office at 727-582-6786.

 

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