FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida woman and her daughter, who claimed to be psychics, are heading to prison for a defrauding two victims out more than $1.4 million, court records show.

The SunSentinel reports that a federal judge on Friday sentenced Annie Marie Vwanawick, 74, to 42 months behind bars and 44-year-old April Miller to just over two years. The case involved two victims, one who was bilked out of $1.4 million and another defrauded of $10,000.

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Court records show the pair claimed to be “white squaw Cherokee Indian” spiritual healers.

They allegedly used eggs containing snake embryos to convince customers they were cursed.

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One victim, identified in court only as “Mrs. O.,” said she was told she had to give the women money for “cleansing” during a divorce and then again needed to pay and turn over jewelry after her husband died because he had become a “demon.”

Defense attorneys had asked for leniency, in part citing the pair’s Gypsy heritage, but the judge imposed longer sentences than they sought because of past evidence of fraud.

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