Self-described Ohio psychic sentenced to 8 years in prison

Gina Miller (CREDIT: Mentor Police)

PAINESVILLE, OH (AP) — A self-described psychic who Ohio prosecutors say ran a scam bilking a dozen people out of more than $1 million in cash and valuables while promising to protect them from dark forces has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Gina Miller, 42, was sentenced Thursday and ordered to repay $1.4 million.

Miller said in court she was sorry for her actions. The judge in Painesville gave her the maximum sentence, saying she didn’t deserve leniency.

Miller had previously pleaded guilty to an aggravated theft charge in the scheme prosecutors say had operated for about 15 years.

Authorities say Miller told clients they were cursed and she needed money to remove the curse. She often persuaded them to pay with items including cars and jewelry. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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