California woman claiming to be psychic scammed victims out of $100,000, police say
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By Charmaine Nero, KTXL

SACRAMENTO (KTXL) -- Police in Sacramento said they are looking for a woman suspected of scamming people out of thousands of dollars.

Sacramento Police Officer Karl Chan said officers responded a home along Helmsman Way in South Natomas for reports of several people out front in late September.

"When officers arrived on scene, they contacted the people and actually found out them all to be victims of fraud that had occurred at a residence on that block," Chan said.

Chan said they found out a woman, who goes by the name of “Eva Marie,” had apparently convinced a couple to give her more than $100,000.

"Ultimately, most of these victims, or all of these victims, believed the psychic and gave her money. And, eventually, the suspect fled with all the money that was given to her,” Chan said. "It also targeted the Spanish-speaking community."

Officers said the woman identified herself as a psychic to her victims, gaining their trust by promising to “bless them” or double their money.

Police said the suspect told victims to leave the money with her and she would return it a few days later.

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