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.
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.
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.