CENTER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A Beaver County fortune teller didn’t see her pending arrest in the cards.
Twenty-seven-year-old Sophey Mary Mills owns Psychic and Tarot Card Readings by Sophia on Brodhead Road in Center Township, Beaver County.
She claims to be a third-generation God-gifted psychic, but at least one of her recent customers says that Mills is a thief.
A victim who didn’t want to be identified said, “I felt very comfortable when I went into her tarot card reading because I am a Catholic woman and I saw crosses, I saw statues of Mary and prayers that I recognized, so she came across as a very holy woman and I don’t think a holy woman would actually do this.”
It was early March when the victim was lead to Mills via a Groupon for a Tarot Card reading. That victim says she opened up to Mills, and the psychic said she could help her.
“[Sophey said] there was a negative influence throughout my entire life that was dampering me from achieving what I was supposed to achieve in this life,” the victim said.
Mills promised to help with cleansing candles and soap and said all evil could be erased with a “mojo jar.”
Inside the jar, $3,000 and an egg wrapped in a dirty t-shirt.
“She said we’re gonna prepare and perform this ritual and I’m going to be praying here in my residence and whatever evil force inside you is going to be obstructed from you and put into this egg,” the victim said.
Mills said she was concerned for the woman’s safety when she cracked the egg, telling her to run when it happened.
“I said, ‘Well Sophia, this is like $3,000. How am I supposed to just leave my jar here?’ and she said, ‘It’s my full intention to return all your money to you,'” the victim said.
But after days passed and several attempts to get the money back turned up short, the victim realized she’d been duped.
After an investigation, Mills was arrested Thursday.
KDKA-TV attempted to speak to Mills in person Friday, but she didn’t answer the door. She did answer the phone but said that she was fully booked.
Since this current victim has come forward with her story, the Center Township Police Department says it’s received numerous other calls from people in the area who say that they too have been victimized by Mills. Center Township Police say they are working with the state police on these cases and say they plan to have more information on Monday.