Jill Ekstrom made her living finding birthparents and adoptees. In March 2008, she was accused of stealing microfilmed adoption records from a clerk’s office of the Davis County court in Utah. She pleaded no contest to five counts of stealing records–a class A misdemeanor.

She maintains her innocence and says she accepted the plea deal because of the effects on her family and health. She was sentenced to $850.00 in restitution, a $540.00 fine and 18 months’ probation.