Psychics claim cash is possessed, con victims
May 1, 2016
A pair of self proclaimed Lompoc psychics pleaded guilty Friday to scamming two women out of $244,800.
Gina Lucyfenia Lee, 29, and Anthony Lee Davis, 29, convinced the two women that their money was possessed by evil spirits. The victims then gave the money to Lee and Davis for a cleansing, with the understanding it would be returned.
One victim gave the pair, who operated the Lompoc based Life Coach Psychic, $237,000 and the other gave them $7,800.
On Friday, the court ordered Lee and Davis to make restitution to their victims. Family members of the defendants subsequently paid back $137,900. In addition, police confiscated $13,600 during the service of a search warrant. That leaves a balance of $93,300.
The court has given Lee and Davis until July 29 to pay the balance of the money owed or face jail time.
As part of the plea agreement, if the dependents pay all the money back before their July 29 sentencing, they will both be sentenced to five years felony probation. If they fail to pay back their victims, they face up to five years and eight months in prison.
According to police, Lee and Davis have been accused in the past of fraud in several other states, but never convicted of their alleged crimes.
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