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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009
    Upstate NY

    OK - OKC adoption $$$ scam tricked 20+, police say

    Oklahoma City police say adoption scams victimize at least 20 (newsok.com)

    Police say an Oklahoma City woman and her convict boyfriend admitted to an adoption scam, confessing that she faked a pregnancy to trick couples wanting to adopt into paying her living expenses.
    “At least 20 separate victims … have been preyed upon by Serena Mathews, Angela Wilkerson and Laura Cossey,” Oklahoma City police inspector Phil Williams reported in a court affidavit Friday.

    “It appears that the number of victims is continuing to grow and the dollar amounts of the fraud will be astronomical, notwithstanding the emotional and mental victimization,” the police inspector told a judge.
    “There are numerous other arrests anticipated,” Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland said Wednesday. “They used the Internet to advertise.”
    much, much more with all the details plus mug shots at newsok.com link above

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    That has to be one of the most cruel crimes, emotionally. My heart goes out to those who were so terribly tricked.

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