Fortune Teller Steals a Fortune Seals Her Future Behind Bars!

Industry Observer with TriState Tax Resolution LLC




A fortune teller and her accomplice were sentenced to 30 and 38 months in prison for defrauding a woman out of more than three million dollars. Samantha Stevens and Michael Guzman were found guilty of fortune-telling fraud and money laundering.


Stevens met the victim in 2012 and claimed to be a psychic. She told the victim that a curse had been placed on her family, and she needed large sums of money to conduct cleansing rituals, all of which would free her family from the curse. Failure to provide Stevens with cash would harm the victim and her family. You can’t make this stuff up!


Stevens and Guzman spent the victim’s money on cars, property, and casino gambling. The relationship between Stevens and the victim lasted for more than three years until the victim ran out of money, and Stevens cut off all communication. It was then that the victim reached out to law enforcement.


In court, Stevens claimed that the ceremonies she performed were part of her religion, and the victim got exactly what she bargained for. In addition, on to prison, senpreciselylythe defendants must pay $3.198 million in restitution to the victim.




Comments (2)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Allan - talk about a major OOPS moment.  One might think a fortune teller could have predicted such an outcome.  

Jan 01, 2023 04:17 PM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
Energy Efficient And Eco-Friendly Homes in Florida

There are psychics everywhere.  Guess in the above case, they both had bad karma to resolve. Let the buyer beware!

Jan 01, 2023 06:12 PM