Florida Woman Sent to Prison for Taking $1.6M to Remove "Curse" From Texas Family

September 11, 2019

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In a move she surely saw coming, a Florida woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after swindling a Texas woman out of $1.6 million by claiming she was a psychic who could remove a curse from the woman's family. Sherry Tina Uwanawich was sentenced last week in Miami after previously pleading guilty to wire fraud. The 28-year-old Uwanawich met her victim in Houston in 2007, gaining her trust and convincing her that a curse had been placed on her and her family. Uwanawich then claimed she needed money for crystals and candles to perform meditations that would lift the curse. In 2014, Uwanawich reportedly came clean, admitting to the victim there had been no curse.