Gina Marks

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Gina Marie Marks
Born (1973-01-25) January 25, 1973 (age 41)[citation needed]
Other names Regina Milbourne, Zara Margazio, Regina Miller, Gina Mylkos, Melinda Mylkos[citation needed], Amanda Marks,[1] Gina Diprima,[2] Amanda Gina Marks[3]
Occupation psychic, writer
Criminal charge
Grand theft, violating probation, fraud
Spouse(s) Sunny Miller[4]
Parents John Uwanawich[5] and Betty Jo Ephraim aka Helen Uwanawich aka Estee Lee[6]

Gina Marie Marks (born January 25, 1973[7][dead link]) is an American psychic and convicted fraudster. Under the pseudonym of Regina Milbourne, she authored Miami Psychic: Confessions of a Confidante, a memoir published by the Regan Books division of HarperCollins in 2006.[8][9][10][11][12]

Criminal charges[edit]

In 2007, Marks pleaded no contest to grand theft charges related to an agreement to cleanse souls for a total of $65,000.[13] She was then put on probation for eighteen months and ordered to return the money back to her clients. In 2009, she was arrested again for a similar event.[14]

In 2010, she was then arrested again in Florida for a defrauding of over $300,000 and for violating probation.[15] A month later, while still in Broward County Jail, she was arraigned again on further fraud charges involving another person who came forward due to media exposure from her March arrest.[16]

On September 1, 2010, Marks pleaded guilty to grand theft and two counts of organized fraud. In addition she admitted to violating her probation. At her sentencing, Marks handed over a $400,000 check to partially repay her former clients.[17] Marks was paroled in June 2011 from Gadsden Correctional Facility. She served nine of her eighteen month sentence and is currently[when?] on probation for eight years.[citation needed]

On April 2, 2014, in a different case, Marks was sentenced to 10 years of probation.[18][19][20]

Personal life[edit]

Marks has a daughter, Hillarie Miller.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/04/02/woman-accused-of-scamming-elderly-man-facing-no-jail-time/
  2. ^ http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-02-11/news/fl-pompano-femme-fatale-20140211_1_detectives-broward-sheriff-walgreen
  3. ^ http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-02-11/news/fl-pompano-femme-fatale-20140211_1_detectives-broward-sheriff-walgreen
  4. ^ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2006-07-13/news/psych-job/
  5. ^ http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2008-02-21/news/cops-and-gypsies/
  6. ^ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2006-07-13/news/psych-job/
  7. ^ http://www.seminolesheriff.org/en-us/advisories/transient_offenders/reports/trav550.html
  8. ^ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2006-07-13/news/psych-job/full/
  9. ^ http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-09-01/news/fl-psychic-theft-prison-20100901_1_gina-marie-marks-psychic-business-regina-milbourne
  10. ^ http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/29/3530116/fred-grimm-in-south-florida-psychic.html
  11. ^ http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Prison-Prediction-for-Psychic-Scammer-63840247.html
  12. ^ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-06-06/news/fortuneteller-scams/full/
  13. ^ http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/Prison-Prediction-for-Psychic-Scammer-63840247.html
  14. ^ http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/Prison-Prediction-for-Psychic-Scammer-63840247.html
  15. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sun_sentinel/access/1984594831.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Mar+17%2C+2010&author=Rafael+A+Olmeda&pub=South+Florida+Sun+-+Sentinel&edition=&startpage=B.2&desc=PROFESSED+PSYCHIC+IS+ACCUSED+OF+TAKING+%24300%2C000+FROM+CLIENT%3B+DIGEST
  16. ^ http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-psychic-new-charges-20100427,0,4471364.story
  17. ^ http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2010/09/chait_investigation.php
  18. ^ http://www.local10.com/news/gina-marks-sentenced-to-10-years-of-probation/25285632
  19. ^ http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-04-02/news/fl-swindle-sentencing-20140402_1_swindling-case-boca-raton-woman-probation
  20. ^ http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Woman-Sentenced-to-10-Years-Probation-For-Swindling-85-Year-Old-Man-253638741.html
  21. ^ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-06-06/news/fortuneteller-scams/full/
  22. ^ http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-06-06/news/fortuneteller-scams/6/