A palm reader in Massachusetts is being accused of stealing more than $70,000 from a client by telling the woman her daughter was possessed by a demon and she needed the money to relocate the spirit into a Barbie doll.
Somerset police say Tracey Milanovich — who ran Tracy's Psychic Palm Reader on County Street — faces charges of larceny, intimidation of a witness and multiple counts of obtaining property over $250 by trick. She was arraigned Monday at Fall River District Court.
The investigation into Milanovich was launched Dec. 17 when a Somerset resident told police she'd been tricked into giving the palm reader a lot of money, police said.
The sign said "open," but no one came to the door of Tracy's Psychic Palm Reader Thursday. According to the police report, Milanovich, otherwise known as Ms. Tracy, told the victim her 10-year-old daughter was "dead in God's eyes" and had "something inside of her that was bad."
Milanovich allegedly told the woman she would need to "purchase her daughter's soul back." Authorities say she convinced the woman that her daughter was possessed and that it would take both cash and household items to get the demon out.
The victim was scammed out of about $71,000, police said, and bought "multiple household items for her, like towels and bedding."
Milanovich kept asking for money, according to the police report, claiming that a previous payment "only cleaned half of her daughter," and that she needed an "additional $6,058.00 to remove what was left."
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The victim was allegedly told that Milanovich would "take the demon from her daughter and place it in [a] Barbie doll." She was also allegedly ordered not to tell anyone, and that "spirits would know what she was doing if she told anyone."
Milanovich was arrested Dec. 27. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney.
Anyone else who believes Milanovich stole form them is asked to contact police at 508-679-2138.