Monterey Park Residents Warned of ‘Psychic Healer’ Fraud Ring
Police on Thursday warned residents in Monterey Park to beware of individuals posing as “Psychic Healers” due to several victims reporting thefts of large amounts of money and jewelry.
The suspects are targeting elderly female Chinese residents, according to Monterey Park Police. Victims have been approached at bus stops and shopping areas throughout the city.
A victim on Jan. 15 reported that she was approached by three female suspects in the area of Atlantic Blvd. and Garvey Ave. in Monterey Park. The suspects told the victim that she had bad luck, illness, and evil spirits and they knew a psychic healer who could help her.
The suspects advised her to go home and return with rice, jewelry, and money in a black plastic bag and they would pray, “bless” it, and return it to her, claiming the “blessed” property would absolve her of her bad luck.