Prison Prediction for Psychic Scammer

Bogus seer duped client out of $30,000: police

NBC Miami News/October 9, 2009

If she really could see into the future, she might have known her con wouldn't work.

A Hollywood psychic was busted yesterday after cops said she bilked a client out of $30,000 as part of a cleansing ritual, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Gina Marie Marks was charged with grand theft in the 2007 incident, in which she told a client that an ex-boyfriend's new lover had put a curse on her.

Of course, the only way to remove the curse was to cleanse $30,000 of the client's cash. It didn't take a crystal ball to know that that cash wasn't coming back.

It wasn't the first time Marks, 36, had pulled her scam. She was already on probation after pleading guilty to fleecing five seperate clients throughout Broward County out of $65,000, to rid the money of demons.

She was sentenced to 18 months probation in the earlier cases in May, and was ordered to repay the "cleansed" money.

Marks, who has operated under the name Zara Margazio, wrote a book called Miami Psychic - Confessions of a Confidante, under the name Regina Milbourne, published by Regan Books in 2006.

Marks was being held on $5,000 bond at Broward County jail.

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