Published: Feb 25, 2013 2:05 PM EST
Updated: Feb 25, 2013 6:00 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County woman, who investigators say conned family friends out of thousands of dollars, backed out of a plea deal this morning.

Morgan Johnson allegedly told family and friends she was set to inherit millions of dollars, but asked them for loans while she waited for her money. Through more than a dozen transactions, unsuspecting friends loaned Johnson more than $45,000 in checks and cash before they realized something was wrong.

Johnson is charged with fraud and theft.