Florida Woman Hid Miscarriage in Adoption Fraud Case: Police

Carrie Cutler told the couple who was to adopt her baby in a text message "it's a girl" even though she already miscarried

A Florida woman was charged Wednesday with stringing along a Minnesota couple who planned to adopt her baby — seven months after she miscarried, NBC News reported. 

Carrie Cutler, 31, who miscarried last August, took more than $13,000 from Todd and Alyssa Holmstrom to cover rent, food and medical expenses, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said. 

She sent messages to the couple telling them she was having a girl and that the baby was "fine."

When the couple traveled to Tampa for the birth, Cutler told them the doctors miscalculated her delivery date. The Holmstroms didn’t suspect Cutler wasn't pregnant because she is heavyset. 

Police arrested Cutler after a three-month investigation. She does not have an attorney.

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