Pregnant woman charged in adoption scam

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Deana Marie Day

OCALA, Fla. - A Central Florida woman is facing grand theft charges after authorities said she fleeced several adoption agencies.
 

Marion County sheriff's detectives said Deana Marie Day, 33, 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.

Her child is scheduled to be born later this month.
 
Day was charged with adoption fraud and grand theft.
 
According to an report, Day was released on $4,000 bail Friday night.