NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Carolina Beach woman at the center of an alleged nationwide adoption scam has been indicted.
The District Attorney’s Office says a Grand Jury indicted Wendy George on six charges of obtaining property by false pretense and two charges of attempting to obtain property by false pretense.
Investigators say George used online groups and targeted moms looking to adopt by promising they could have her baby. According to some of the alleged victims, George sent photos of sonograms and of her pregnant body. She would also ask for help with rent and other finances.
At least 15 people have come forward claiming to be victims.
According to warrants, victims rented hotels for George and sent her money orders.
George remains in jail under $570,000 bond.