Remember “Psychic” Tammy?
She’s the “healing hustler” who allegedly swindled one NYC woman out of $55,000, promising to break the “curse” that was supposedly destroying her love life.
You see, this woman, whom we’re calling Sara to protect her identity, was devastated when her husband left her for another woman.
Sara was desperate for answers and emotionally vulnerable, as you might expect. She was easy prey for Tammy who Sara claims manipulated her into shelling out tens of thousands of dollars for crackpot treatments.
After Sara realized that she was taken advantage of, Sara reached out to CRIME WATCH DAILY with the help of famed private investigator Bob Nygaard.
We organized a sting on the streets of the Big Apple, luring Tammy out by promising her a trunk full of designer handbags that the so-called fortune teller was gladly ready to accept as payment for her “services.”
But instead of Louis Vuitton, Tammy was met by our cameras, with Sara in tow.
The “psychic” didn’t see us coming in her crystal ball.
Tammy then promised on the spot to repay Sara back the money.
But that didn’t happen. I know, big shocker.
Once Tammy got inside her Brownstone apartment, she hunkered down and never came back outside. And it appeared that Tammy had shut down her operation for good after the sting.
That didn’t turn out to be the case, however.
Tammy closed shop on her current location, but set up shop elsewhere. In fact, she moved spots twice.
Same scheme, but different name.
We tracked her down to the heart of Times Square. She was going by the name Gina. She even dyed her hair.
We promised Tammy that we’d find her again. And we delivered on that promise.
Then things got real.
Tammy Vlado fled into her apartment after we confronted her on the unfulfilled promise to pay back Sarah.
But someone from the Vlado family would emerge. That would be Tammy’s husband, Big John.
He was beside himself.
First he started out whining that we were picking on his wife. Then he began begging us to shut off the cameras and kill the story.
At one point he even threatened to kick my ass.
Big John’s meltdown is a glorious thing to watch.
Aside from the Big John’s squirming on camera, what makes this encounter even better is that because of the CRIME WATCH DAILY investigation Sara was repaid over $30,000 by the Vlado family.
Moreover, Tammy was arrested by the NYPD for “fortune telling fraud.”
All around, a success.