A Massachusetts palm reader is accused of scamming a woman out of more than $70,000 by convincing the victim that her daughter was possessed by a demon.
Tracey Milanovich was charged earlier this week with larceny, obtaining property by trick and intimidation of a witness.
The Somerset Police Department launched an investigation into Milanovich, 37, who owns Tracy’s Psychic Palm Reader, on Dec. 17 after a client reported that Milanovich tricked her into turning over “large sums of money.”
Investigators discovered that Milanovich had told a client that her daughter was possessed and that cash and household items were required to “banish the spirit from her daughter,” police said.
The mother ended up paying Milanovich $71,000 and purchased her home goods like bedding and towels, authorities said.