Anthony Lee Davis and Gina Lucyfenia Lee
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Certainly falling into the “they should have seen this coming” column of criminal enterprises, a pair of “psychics” operating out of a mixed-use residence in The City of Lompoc have been pulled back into The Real World by the strong arm of the law.
Operating out of an Ocean Avenue establishment known as “Life Coach Psychic” and posturing its services as those of “a god-gifted psychic, life coach, and Rieki practitioner love specialist,” Anthony Lee Davis and Gina Lucyfenia Lee (both 29) were arrested at their business residence on April 21st for, presumably, failing to actually be God-gifted psychics.
Police had accumulated, in fact, numerous victim statements indicating the pair has been involved in an ongoing scam involving receiving money under false pretenses.
According to Lompoc Police Department spokesman Sgt. Kevin Martin, “multiple victims reported last year that they had been scammed out of large sums of money at the location.”
Given those allegations, LPD detectives obtained a search warrant and served it at the premises, whereupon “more than $12,000 in cash, and evidence of various financial transactions involving large sums of money, and a large amount of high-end jewelry” were found.
The totality of the evidence found at their place of business, along with the allegations of a continuing operation involving fraud and deceptive business practices provided ample probable cause for the arrest of Lee and Davis immediately following the search.
Both Lee and Davis were transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where they were booked on charges of obtaining money under false pretenses, grand theft, conspiracy and taking, destroying or damaging property in the commission of a felony.
They are each being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail, and undoubtedly have received some spiritual messages about what the future may hold for them.
Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking