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Published On: Wed, Sep 11th, 2019

Fortune telling scheme lands Florida woman, Sherry Uwanawich in prison

South Florida woman, Sherry Tina Uwanawich, a/k/a “Jacqueline Miller,” 28, was sentenced to 40 months’ incarceration for orchestrating a fraud scheme involving “fortune telling.”   In addition, she was ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution.

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According to reports, Uwanawich  was holding herself out as a psychic/fortune teller when she met a female victim in Houston, Texas in 2007. She gained the trust of the victim and convinced her that a curse had been placed on her and her family.

Uwanawich  claimed she needed large sums of money to purchase items, such as crystals, candles and the like, which were needed for meditation work in order to lift the curse.  Failure to do so, the victim was led to believe, would result in harm to her and family.

The relationship between the victim and Uwanawich continued for years, even after the defendant had moved to South Florida, and during that time the victim was induced to give up approximately $1.6 million dollars.   The scheme came to an end in early 2014, when Uwanawich admitted to the victim there had been no curse.

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