Police searching for suspected thief posing as a psychic in Sacramento
KTXL / Sacramento Police
Police said 29-year-old Perlita Afancio-Balles is wanted for grand theft and obtaining money by false pretenses

By Jonathan Taraya, KTXL

SACRAMENTO, Calif (KTXL) -- Authorities are searching for a woman who stole about $100,000 while pretending to be a psychic, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

Police said 29-year-old Perlita Afancio-Balles is wanted for grand theft and obtaining money by false pretenses after victims reported Afancio-Balles represented herself as a psychic and promised to “bless” and double any amount of money given to her.

According to investigators, Afancio-Balles gained the trust of the victims told them to drop off the money at her residence and return several days later. When the victims returned, they found that Afancio-Balles left the home with their money, according to officials.

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