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Swindling Psychic Busted for Bilking Client Out of $9K to Rid Her of 'Spirit' Stalker

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A SoCal psychic is behind bars after being accused of swindling a client out of $9,000, which the suspect said was needed to rid the woman of a dead "spirit" who was clinging to her.Cindy Uwanawich, 56, of Crestline, runs her psychic biz out of storefront, and also conducts readings in her home, which is where the accuser met up twice with the suspect. Those readings cost the client $50 apiece, and during those meetings Uwanawich informed the client "she had the spirit of a person who had drowned attached to her and if she gave her nine pennies, nine nickles, nine dimes, nine quarters and $9,000.00 for nine days the spirit would be removed," according to CBS2.

Uwanawich told the client the money would be returned. The client gave her the cash, and (surprise?) Uwanawich did not get it back to her.

The suspect was arrested at her psychic shop*, and has been charged with embezzlement. Authorities are asking other potential victims to come forward.

*Alas, it seems, the psychic did not see this coming.