Las Vegas prosecutors on Thursday named three more people in a sweeping indictment in a long-running “psychic reading” scam that bilked a California lawyer out of more than $1 million.
You have an illness the stooges told her. We can cleanse this illness for cash and fancy BMW cars. That was there plot and that is why they have been charged. It had been stated that David Marx had lived inside the woman’s home to gain her confidence and trust.
Sherry Marks, 52, has four felony convictions in New York and Florida dating to 1997, according to Mishler.
The prosecutor said David Marks, 48, has two felony convictions in Wyoming and New York.
Chief District Judge Linda Bell issued arrest warrants for Peaches Marks, Nancy Marks and Rita Stevens, whom prosecutors said had a roll in the scam that netted cash, jewels, airfare and a pair of $130,000 BMWs.
What was not fully known until recently, was that one of the victims was a well to do attorney.Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Mishler said that more than a year ago, Stacey Tokunaga, 56, who focuses on workers’ compensation law in California and Nevada, called a number she found on a flyer for a tarot card reading.
The charges allege that Stevens convinced Tokunaga that she had a “sickness,” and that the only way she could be cured was through cash payments and later the cars and jewels.