Update: Adoption Fraud Scam

I called Detective Hudson back a few minutes ago – he gave me an update and asked for some information. I was quite happy to oblige, really. Apparently this woman who was defrauding couples has actually done this before. In this case, she was actually saying her name was Jennifer Silver (since I guess I didn’t crop that out on the photos online – oops.)

At any rate, he asked if I would be willing to be listed as a ‘victim’ in the case – which is helpful for them in building the case and proving that the woman is not, in fact, me. The victimization is basically one of stealing my identity. I asked what would be involved for me, and he said that I may have to fly down to Texas to testify in the trial, which apparently wouldn’t happen for at least a year. Federal court, he tells me, moves very slowly.

I said he could list me as a victim in the case (I like to be helpful, after all, and I’m all about justice and such.) An FBI agent actually takes over from here, but Hudson said if I had any more questions I was welcome to call and ask him. He really was quite nice.

A trip to texas may be in my future next year. He assured me that they would pay for the flight. Life can be such an adventure!

4 Comments

  • sharolyn

    May 30, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Exciting! I was telling B about your story this morning and he just shook his head… amazing what lengths some people are willing to go to to make a buck.

  • ashkitty

    May 31, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Wow. You’re part of an FBI investigation. Cool. 😉

  • Jenny Lee Silver

    May 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Yeah, it’s pretty awesome 😉

  • Jenny Lee Silver

    May 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    We did some digging on google for the woman’s name – she’s done this before, apparently. Nutty.