Pregnant Fla. woman charged in adoption scam; allegedly promised child to multiple agencies

UMATILLA, Fla. -  A central Florida woman is facing grand theft charges after authorities say she fleeced several adoption agencies.

Marion County sheriff's detectives said 33-year-old Deana Marie Day made an agreement through a South Florida law firm to give her child up for adoption. One firm allegedly paid her more than $6,000 in living expenses.

But authorities said while Day was collecting money from that firm, she was also receiving money from other firms for the same services. The child is scheduled to be born later this month.

Day was charged with adoption fraud and grand theft.

The Ocala Star Banner (http://tinyurl.com/by6r2ko) reports Day was released on $4,000 bond Friday night.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/

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