JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local woman is accused of entering adoption agreements for her newborn babies with multiple people, taking their money and then refusing adoption.
Kenyeta Tondorria Murray, 26, was arrested Monday morning for allegedly taking more than $15,000 from two parties that she had agreed to give her newborn baby to in an adoption agreement.
In a State Attorney's Office investigation, it was found that in January 2011, Murray allegedly entered into an agreement for the adoption of her unborn child with an adoption agency. In March, 2011, Murray is accused of entering into another agreement for the same child with a different adoptive family.
The law does not allow an individual to collect money from more than one adoption entity at the same time without disclosing the existence of the other party.
Murry is currently being held in the Duval County Jail and was charged with adoption fraud and grand theft.