Woman allegedly duped Mansfield couple with fake pregnancy scam

MANSFIELD, TX (KTRK) -- A woman accused of duping a gay couple in Texas with a fake pregnancy is now in jail.

Wenona McClellan was arrested for violating her probation stemming from an April drug charge.

Jason and Byron Miller told KTVT-TV McClellan allegedly offered to give up a pair of twins she was just days away from delivering after hearing about her from a social worker. The couple says McClellan showed them sonograms of the twins and even invited them to touch her belly in hopes of feeling them kick.

The couple says they drained their 401K to prepare for the adoption, and paid McClellan several thousand dollars in living expenses.

When she postponed her C-section until this week, the Millers grew suspicious.

"We were so excited in that moment that she was actually gonna allow us to have her children and we were going to be new parents that if there were red flags, we didn't see them," Byron told KTVT-TV.

A closer look of McClellan's sonogram revealed a copyright that could be traced to a video posted online years before, dashing the Millers' hopes of ever having kids-their fourth failed adoption in a row.

After missing a doctor's appointment Monday, McClellan disappeared. The adoption agency that was helping the Millers then alerted police, who tracked her down and arrested her for violating her probation. Officials said McClellan failed to pay court-ordered fees, to comply with random drug testing and also failed to show for meetings with her community supervision officer.

An investigation revealed McClellan had a lengthy criminal history involving theft, bad checks and drug possession.

As for the Millers, they say they likely will give up on their hopes of ever having children.

"It's been so rough - emotionally and financially," Byron said. "I think we've done our best."
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