Sacramento Police Looking for a 'Psychic' Who Allegedly Scammed People Out of $100,000

Police in Sacramento, California, are looking for a woman who allegedly scammed people out of $100,000 after claiming to be "psychic."

The woman, who went by the name "Eva Maria," had convinced several people who lived near her in South Natomas that she was a "psychic."

She gained their trust and promised to "bless" them and double any money she gave them, Sacramento Police said.

The woman had told the victims to drop off their money to her and return several days later. When they returned, they realized she had left her home and taken their money.

They had given her approximately $100,000 in total, Sacramento Police said.

Sacramento Police officers responded to a home in Helmsman Way after reports from several people at around 9.30 a.m. on September 22.

They spoke to the people and determined that they were all the victims of a fraud that had occurred at a residence on the block.

"Officers determined that all these subjects were victims of several weeks of fraud where the suspect represented herself as a psychic and after gaining the victims' trust, promised to 'bless' and double any amount of money given to her," a police spokesman said.

"The suspect told the victims to drop off their money to her and return several days later. When the victims returned, they realized that the suspect vacated this residence and left with their money."

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Sacramento Police are looking for a suspect, who went by the name "Eva Maria," and allegedly scammed people out of $100,000 Sacramento Police Department

Officer Karl Chan added that the woman targeted the Spanish-speaking community.

"Ultimately, most of these victims, or all of these victims, believed the psychic and gave her money," he told Fox40. "And eventually, the suspect fled with all the money that was given to her."

Neighbors told Fox40 that the woman had rented the home for two months but hasn't been seen since they reported the fraud. One neighbor said that there used to be six to 10 cars outside the home every day.

Officer Chan urged people to be wary when things seem "too good to be true." He said: "We don't want people to fall victim to any type of scam."

Sacramento Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect by circulating a photo.

She is described as a Hispanic female, with black hair and dark eyes. She is aged between 25 and 30, 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 140 pounds.

Anyone with information about the suspect or crime is urged to call 1-800-AA-CRIME or 916-443-HELP. They can also leave anonymous tips at www.sacvalleycrimestoppers.com