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Oregon psychic accused of million-dollar scheme

Oregon Psychic Accused Of Million-Dollar Scheme

We're guessing no one in this situation could have foreseen this outcome. KGW-TV reports:

"An Oregon psychic under investigation [is] accused of stealing millions from a Washington county farmer."

According to court documents, 43-year-old Rachel Lee met a now 66-year-old tree farmer back in 2004.

Over the next ten years, the client says Lee befriended him so she could sell his property and even get access to his bank accounts.

KPTV reports Lee had owned several psychic shops throughout Oregon. It's unclear how she met the farmer, but she moved into their home to help take care of the farmer's father, who had a stroke.

And once police say Lee got access to the family's bank accounts and took over administrative control of the tree farm business, she reportedly spent upward of $12 million of the farmer's money.

Court documents claim she used the cash "on frequent trips to California and Las Vegas, including gambling, high-end clothing purchases, entertainment, and accommodations at luxury hotel resorts including the Bellagio, the Venetian, and The Wynn."

Police say Lee didn't act alone. According to Fox News, officials believe her daughter, Porsha, and two other family members also took part in the conspiracy.

The Oregonian says Rachel Lee faces charges of conspiring to commit wire fraud, 11 counts of engaging in monetary transactions in criminally derived property and one count of conspiracy to commit transactional money laundering.

Porsha Lee and another family member reportedly face the same charges, while one other relative has only been charged with the money laundering count. The farmer has refused to comment on the case and has asked to remain anonymous.

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turqea.blue May 15 2014 at 7:01 AM

How do people fall for this BS, they are con artists preying on vulnerable people nothing more!

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dean552014 turqea.blue May 15 2014 at 7:15 AM

people that believe psychics- and them that talk to the dead-- are larger in number than you think--- recently AOL had a site-- telling a woman that talked to the dead had helped so many, This story ran for 3 days-- the amount of suport traffic on that site would amaze any level headed person --- i couldn't believe what i saw

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Steffan May 14 2014 at 9:42 PM

If you seek out a con artist, expect to get conned.

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silverdollarsale May 14 2014 at 9:39 PM

What a Bonehead is he a tree farmer ? or a Stump ? LOL

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carl.doodad May 14 2014 at 9:12 PM

Oh big surprise, A psychic conning people out of money. Who could have possibly seen this coming?

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SNUFFY May 14 2014 at 8:27 PM

If you give a dime or a million dollars to a psychic you just got ripped off.....

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David S. May 14 2014 at 7:56 PM

Apparently this farmer wasn't the sharpest tool in the barn......

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madddddddddddddd May 14 2014 at 7:52 PM


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fred May 14 2014 at 7:22 PM

Next she'll join Phony Al and try to tell us global/cooling/warming/climate change/(insert latest buzzword of greenie nuts) is because of Justine Beiber.

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orion15stars fred May 14 2014 at 8:36 PM

That is a prime example of science illiteracy. Illiterates are the scammers easiest prey.

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carl.doodad fred May 14 2014 at 9:13 PM

You idiot, the phoney fox news anti science climate change denial is the uneducated position!

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tboltrw May 14 2014 at 7:21 PM

Psychics are like politicians.....just overflowing with BS

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cbcmkting May 14 2014 at 7:05 PM

Sorry but no sorrow for this or any of the other fools who go to these charlatans!

In fact I would say that they all deserve to be ripped off!!! You get what you pay for..idiots!!!

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