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3 Charged in Psychic Swindle That Scammed Attorney Out of $1.5M

By on May 17, 2019 in Criminal Law

A Las Vegas lawyer was steadily swindled out of $1.5 million after authorities said she responded to a flyer for “Psychic Readings” she found on the door of her home, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Three people are facing felony charges and the prospect of decades behind bars in what police have described as an elaborate, months-long scam that netted cash, jewels, airfare and a pair of white-on-white $130,000 BMWs.

The Review-Journal‘s David Ferrara tells the back story:

More than a year ago, Stacey Tokunaga, an attorney who runs a firm under her own name and focuses on workers compensation law in California and Nevada, called the number she found on the flyer for a tarot card reading, according to court papers. She was told “her chakras were off balance” and was quoted $1,500 for a “chakra clearing.”

Read the Review-Journal article.