York County woman accused of ripping off Maryland couple with ‘surrogate’ scam
Police arrested a Fairview Township woman on Friday whom they claim bilked a Maryland couple out of more than $4,300 in a surrogacy scam. Christina Lee Jensen, 36, is charged with forgery, theft by deception, receiving stolen property and unlawful use of a computer.
Jensen was arrested following a 17-month-long investigation. The couple approached police on Aug. 10, 2012 when they realized Jensen had been scamming them, police said.
According to a press release, the couple contracted Jensen and entered into a gestational carrier/surrogacy agreement in May 2011.
Investigators began looking into Jensen and found that she had forged an attorney’s signature on a legal contract. Police say Jensen also fabricated legal contracts, receipts and emails–in order to steal over $4,300 from the couple.
Jensen taken to York County Central Booking where she posted $70,000 bail.