OK County Sheriff's Deputies Arrest 'Psychic Swindler'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 2:39 pm
By: News 9

A woman wanted in Ohio on a number of charges was arrested by deputies with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office.

Authorities from Hamilton County, Ohio notified the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office Warrant Team in mid-November that 50-year-old Sonia Marks, a self-confessed “Psychic”, was living in Oklahoma County.

Marks was wanted in Ohio for Grand Theft, Theft, and Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity. According to police officials in Ohio, those charges stem from a psychic scam Marks used to bilk victims out of nearly $1 million, dating back to 1994.

Apparently Marks couldn't divine the tea leaves about her own impending arrest. After the investigation was launched, deputies soon learned Marks lived and worked as a palm reader in the 6600 block of S. Western Ave.

During a traffic stop near SW 33rd St. and Lakeside Dr. on Nov. 20, deputies finally caught up with Marks. Arresting officers reported that Marks, at first, denied being the woman for whom they were searching.

Marks was taken into custody during that traffic stop and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail. On Nov. 24, she was extradited back to Ohio where she awaits trial for the crimes.