Woodworth Woman Sentenced For Adoption Scam

Betty Jo Krenz entered Alford pleas to felony and misdemeanor charges of theft of property

JAMESTOWN, ND — A Woodworth, North Dakota woman has been sentenced to over four years in prison for an adoption scam.

Betty Jo Krenz entered Alford pleas to felony and misdemeanor charges of theft of property.

A charge of unauthorized use of identifying information was dropped.

She acknowledges there’s enough evidence to be convicted, but she does not admit to the crime.

Families say Krenz used her background as a Spirit Lake social worker to produce fake adoption papers.

Prosecutors say there were several instances where Krenz promised a baby for adoption, but failed to follow through.

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