Some psychics who the feds say are swindlers running a fortune-telling biz near The Plaza hotel didn’t see this one coming. The Secret Service busted nine of the Marks clan Tuesday two in New York and the rest in Florida after a probe revealed mystic skulduggery stretching from New York to Florida. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.

The feds, who dubbed their investigation Operation Crystal Ball, say the family ran a psychic conoperation and raked in about $40 million over 20 years, according to The Miami Herald.

According to a 61-count indictment, the Marks clan offered tall tales of divine help – at a cost of a pretty penny.

Nancy Marks, who lived on W.58th St., squeezed a client for the partial cost of a Cartier watch, telling her she would use the timepiece to “turn back time and bring love back” into her life, The Herald reported.

The client wound up with an empty watch box.