[UPDATE] 11-9 1:57pm --
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) --
An affidavit shows that a Volusia County woman knew about her mother's attempt to sell her child and wanted some of the money to pay for a new car.
Stephanie Bigbee Fleming of Bradenton was charged Tuesday, November 9 with principal to illegal sale or surrender of a child. The 22-year-old is being held at the Manatee County Jail. It was not immediately
known if she has an attorney.
The Daytona Beach News Journal reports that her mother,
45-year-old Patty Bigbee, offered to sell the 8-week-old baby for
$30,000 to another daughter. When the daughter mentioned she wanted
a baby, Bigbee offered her grandson for sale. The woman then
Bigbee is charged with illegal sale or surrender of a child and
Daytona Beach, FL (AP) -
A Volusia County woman and her
boyfriend have been arrested after reportedly trying to sell her
Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested
45-year-old Patty Bigbee and 42-year-old Lawrence Works on Friday
in Daytona Beach. Both were charged with illegal sale or surrender
of a child, and Bigbee was also charged with communication fraud.
Wayne Ivey, resident agent in charge of Volusia and Brevard
counties, says the FDLE began investigating Bigbee in October,
shortly after she offered to sell the baby to an unnamed buyer for
$75,000. The price was eventually negotiated down to $30,000.
Officials say the child's mother is currently incarcerated on
The infant has been turned over to the Florida Department of
Children & Families.
It wasn't immediately known if Bigbee or Works had an attorney.
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