Psychic arrested in sting
July 23, 2014
A Minden woman who was arrested for obtaining money for false pretenses allegedly told an undercover officer that for $700 she could make a cheating spouse faithful.
Helen "Helena" Welch, 64, was arrested Wednesday after the Douglas County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation into the Minden Psychic Spa.
According to court documents in support for the arrest, the officer entered the business on Wednesday.
Welch offered a $10 palm reading or a $25 tarot card reading. The officers selected the tarot reading.
During the reading Welch allegedly said the officer's spouse was having an affair. Welch offered to fix the problem for $700. When the officer turned the money over to Welch, the woman had the officer touch some items and repeat a phrase.
Welch gave the officer three long-stemmed roses and a plastic bag with the words "Spiritual Karma Cleanser" on it.
Welch told the officer to take a bath and then return with the rose petals the next day.
Welch was booked into jail on $25,003 bail. She is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Friday morning.
The business is located at 1578 Highway 395.