Friday , 28 October 2016
Cindy Uwanawich
Cindy Uwanawich

Psychic Arrested For Grand Theft Again!

Twin Peaks couple arrested for Grand Theft while operating an unlicensed Psychic business in Crestline

In December 2012, a grand theft investigation began involving Cindy Uwanawich who was operating an unlicensed Psychic business in the community of Crestline. The victim alleged Cindy told her a negative spirit was attached to her from a previous life during a psychic reading in Crestline. During the reading, Cindy told the victim the spirit was bringing negative energy that was affecting their personal and professional lives, and at times the safety of the victims and / or their family members. The victim said Cindy claimed she could get rid of the spirit if the victim gave her 9 pennies, 9 nickels, 9 dimes, 9 quarters, and $9,000 for a period of 9 days. After the 9 days, Cindy claimed she would return the money to the victim and never did.

Cindy Uwanawich
Cindy Uwanawich

During the investigation, Cindy was arrested for Grand Theft and Embezzlement and a press release was authored. As a result of the press release, 7 (seven) additional victims came forward to report additional crimes of Grand Theft associated to Cindy Uwanawich and her husband Nick Uwanawich. The total losses to all 8 (eight) victims were combined to be more than $238,000.

Nick Uwanawich
Nick Uwanawich

The thefts occurred during psychic readings at various locations which included the businesses known as “The Psychic Door” in Crestline and formerly Idyllwild, the business known as “The San Bernardino Psychic” in San Bernardino, Uwanawich’s residences in Crestline and San Bernardino, along with high end hotels.

On May 20, 2013, Cindy and Nick Uwanawich were located attempting to operate another unlicensed psychic business in Yucaipa and subsequently arrested for felony Grand Theft warrants related to the investigations. Cindy and Nick Uwanawich were booked into the Central Detention Center with a bail amount of $500,000 each.

Anyone who may have been a victim of theft, or has additional information regarding this investigation should contact Detective Thies at (909)336-0600.

Leave a comment


About Victor Valley News

Victor Valley News has the largest online presence in the High Desert. We provide newsworthy communications to the Victor Valley areas including Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley, Adelanto, Phelan and more. Have a news tip? Want to advertise with us? Want to contribute? Contact us today E-mail: or Phone: (760) 998- 1598.

Check Also

Victorville Police Department : File Photo (Photo by Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

Burglar Breaks Into Home and Sexually Assaults Woman in Her Sleep

VICTORVILLE, Calif.( A 32-year-old Victorville man broke into a residence and sexually assaulted a woman …