A Somerset palm reader allegedly told a client that her daughter could die if nothing was done to banish a demon possessing the girl, prompting the mother to hand over roughly $71,000 for efforts to save her, court documents say. Tracey Milanovich, 37, the owner of Tracy’s Psychic Palm Reader now facing several criminal charges related to the alleged scheme, told the woman during a November session that her daughter “was dead in God’s eyes,” adding that she “had something inside of her that was bad,” police wrote in a report filed in Fall River District Court. “She told (the woman) that she cannot speak to anyone regarding the demons or ‘bad things will happen,’” Somerset police Reserve Officer Lance Rhodes wrote.
Those may sound like your average lineup of mundane accusations, but they stem from law enforcement’s suspicion that Milanovich, whose main business is reportedly reading palms, allegedly bilked a 10-year-old girl’s mother out of more than $70,000 after allegedly telling her that the girl was possessed by a demon, and the supernatural solution was to exorcise the malevolent invader and transfer it into (what else?) a Barbie doll.
According to the report, Milanovich allegedly told the mother that the young girl was “dead in God’s eyes” and had “something inside of her that was bad,” and that the answer was to “purchase her daughter’s soul back” in a series of alleged transactions involving both cash and “household items.” After reportedly paying ever greater increments to Milanovich as the psychic kept asking for money, the mother contacted the police and told them she suspected she’d been tricked. There’s no word on which version of Barbie was allegedly selected to carry out the thankless task of catching a specter.