Cops: Psychic scammed CU student out $200K

Posted at 7:37 AM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 09:40:01-05

A Boulder psychic is accused of swindling a member of the family that founded the Lacoste clothing company out of more than $200,000.

The Times-Call reports that 32-year-old Becky Ann Lee has been charged with felony theft for allegedly scamming Victoria Lacoste, a student at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Lee owned the Psychic Chakra Spa in Boulder. Authorities say Lacoste saw Lee for a Tarot card reading last year and eventually gave Lee more than $200,000, much of which Lee spent buying gold coins.

Lee didn't respond when asked for comment at a court hearing last week at Boulder County Court where she was charged. The phone number to the spa wasn't working, and its website has been taken down.

Lacoste declined to comment on the case.