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.