Mystic psychic wanted in New York for bilking clients out of money

Exterior of the Mystic Psychic located on West Main Street in Mystic Thursday, May 26, 2011. Psychic Sylvia Mitchell was wanted on grand larceny charges in New York City and was arrested at her shop on Wednesday.
Exterior of the Mystic Psychic located on West Main Street in Mystic Thursday, May 26, 2011. Psychic Sylvia Mitchell was wanted on grand larceny charges in New York City and was arrested at her shop on Wednesday. Dana Jensen/The Day

Mystic – Sylvia Mitchell, a 36-year-old psychic arrested in Mystic Wednesday morning, is wanted by New York police for allegedly bilking clients out of thousands of dollars.

Mitchell was arrested at her downtown store by Groton police, charged with being a fugitive from justice and criminal impersonation after giving police a fake name, according to police.

Friends and family helped Mitchell post the $100,000 bond. She appeared in New London Superior Court Thursday, where she waived extradition.

According to a story in Thursday's New York Times, Mitchell previously worked at the parlor of Zena the Clairvoyant.

A woman from Florida has accused Mitchell of swindling her out of $27,000, and another woman from the Catskills has accused Mitchell of taking more than $9,000 from her.

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