Massachusetts palmist held for duping woman of $71k after convincing that her daughter, 10, must be exorcized
The accused, Tracey Milanovich, made the victim bring her the money in cash and buy her various household items.
SOMERSET, MASSACHUSETTS: A palm reader was arrested and charged for exacting more than $70,000 from a client. The accused, identified as 37-year-old Tracey Milanovich, ran a palm reading business called Tracy’s Psychic Palm Reader out of a location on County Street. Milanovich was arrested on December 27, 2019.
Milanovich was charged by Chief George McNeil of the Somerset Police Department with six counts of obtaining property over $250 by trick, larceny and intimidation of a witness. An investigation was launched on December 17, 2019, after a local resident said she was tricked by Milanovich into giving away large sums of money.
During the investigation, cops found that Milanovich had convinced the complainant that her 10-year-old daughter was possessed by a demon and the spirit had to be exorcized. Cash and household items were essential in the process, Milanovich had convinced the victim. The police statement said the accused got approximately $71,000 from the victim and also made the victim buy her towels and bedding among other household things.
A Facebook page of Milanovich's palm reading business says that she offered "psychic readings, palm readings, tarot card readings, full life readings" and "advise on all matter of life". The page also describes her as a "spiritual healer".
In a 2018 article of South Coast Today, Milanovich had said her office had been running the business for a decade in the area and that psychic services had been offered by her family for "five to six generations". She had also said the services she offered were a gift. “That’s a big part of doing this with the reading cards,” Milanovich had said.
The police are asking anyone who believes that they have been victimized by Milanovich to come forward and contact Somerset Police Officer Donald Cormier at 508-679-2138.