Economic Crimes Arrest

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Economic Crimes Unit

Gina Theresa Wilson (Suspect-Arrested)
DOB: 04/08/1986
Address: 1845 South Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs
Charges: One count of Scheme to Defraud

Detectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit have arrested a woman for Scheme to Defraud. The suspect described herself as a psychic, offering psychic related services. 

The suspect was arrested at 1:40 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2017.

The scheme occurred between June 2015 and October 2016.

The scheme occurred at the suspect’s place of business, 1845 South Pinellas Avenue. 


Detectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit have arrested a Tarpon Springs psychic reader for Scheme to Defraud.

According to detectives, the investigation began in November 2016, when the victim, a 33-year-old a military veteran, suffering from emotional distress, reported he had been scammed by a Tarpon Springs psychic, identified as 31-year-old Gina Wilson. The victim approached detectives during a Fraud Awareness seminar hosted by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at the Palm Harbor Community Center.

The victim visited Wilson multiple times at her business over a fifteen month period.  Wilson instructed the victim to stop taking his prescribed medications, alter his bank accounts and to stop seeing his therapist and doctor.   The victim continued to pay Wilson for psychic services totaling approximately $92,000 dollars, before realizing he was being scammed.

While investigating the first victim’s allegations, detectives learned of a second victim.  The second victim, a 61-year-old woman from Palm Harbor, informed detectives she had visited Wilson hoping for assistance with continued grieving after her husband passed away.

Wilson assured the woman she would be able to assist in this endeavor claiming she could help her husband “pass over to the other side.”  The victim was led to believe the on-going treatment methods provided by Wilson were working and as such, the victim continued to bring Wilson more money.  When Wilson asked the victim for another large sum of money to perform a ceremony at her husband’s gravesite, the victim realized she was being scammed and contacted law enforcement.

The victim notified the Sheriff’s Office, after sustaining a financial loss of approximately $63,353.00.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to corroborate the victims’ stories, determining Wilson fraudulently obtained approximately $155,353.00 from the victims.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at about 1:40 p.m., detectives arrested Wilson.

Wilson was charged with one count of Scheme to Defraud and was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

The investigation continues and detectives are asking any other potential victims to contact the Sheriff’s Office, Detective S. Bingham at 727-582-6786.

Booking photo for Gina Wilson. 

Posted by Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:05:00 PM Categories: Property Crimes

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