In a statement, the GNR states that the woman from Barcelos is indicted for the crimes of qualified fraud, extortion, and money laundering.

“As part of an investigation that lasted for three months, it was possible to determine that the suspect selected the victims through social networks, on pages related to esoteric practices, where she persuaded them to make bank transfers for the execution of spiritual services to improve their lives”.

The woman is accused of telling victims that if they refused to continue payments, “they were threatened with public disclosure of personal and intimate data”.

The GNR executed three search warrants, at a home, at an establishment, and at a banking institution, which allowed the seizure of two mobile phones and the balance of a bank account used for depositing amounts obtained through money transactions from the victims.