Thousands of dollars in cash and valuables stolen during scheme to bless people's possessions, curing them of cancer and other illnesses.
A Miramar Beach teenager arrested as part of a spell-casting scam that led to the theft of thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry is being sought by the Walton County Sheriff's Office.
Katiria Maris Rodriquez Correa, 19, was arrested Feb. 24 after posing as someone who blesses people's possessions, curing them of cancer and other illnesses by performing "white magic" on their valuables. In this alleged crime, Correa and Miguel R. Vega, 29, also of Miramar Beach, stole $10,000 from the victim. That night, another victim of the scam came forward with a similar story. When WCSO deputies found Correa and Vega, they located the cash along with six gold rings, four necklaces, two bracelets and two pendants that were reported stolen from the two victims.
Correa posted $5,000 bond on a charge of grand theft between $10,000 and $20,000 and is now being sought by law enforcement after numerous individuals have come forward saying they also were victimized in the scheme.
If you have any information on Correa's whereabouts, contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850-892-8111 or you can remain anonymous by calling Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS. Submit a web tip at emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.
You could be eligible for a cash reward with information that leads authorities to finding Correa.