Bud Billings – adoption fraud case (update)

The St. Pete Times is reporting that 20 years ago a pregnant Vickie Taylor checked into Sacred Heart Hospital under the name Cindy Reeve. She delivered a baby boy and listed Byrd Billings as the father. Taylor told deputies she had agreed to the fraud in exchange for a $2,100 loan, so the Billings could claim the baby as their own.

Taylor, Bud Billings and former wife Cindy Reeve pleaded nolo contendere, which means they did not admit guilt but agreed to a punishment.

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