Central Florida woman accused of adoption fraud

Deana Marie Day fleeced agencies out of money, Marion County deputies say

UMATILLA, Fla. - A pregnant Central Florida woman was arrested on suspicion of fleecing several adoption agencies.

Deana Marie Day, 33, faces charges of grand theft and adoption fraud.

According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Day made an agreement through a South Florida law firm to give her unborn 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 released on $4,000 bond Friday night.

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