Sunday 19 November 2017

Woman 'tried to sell grandson'

A Florida woman and her boyfriend were charged with trying to sell her infant grandson
A Florida woman and her boyfriend were charged with trying to sell her infant grandson

A Florida woman and her boyfriend have been charged with trying to sell her infant grandson for 30,000 dollars (£18,500).

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) agents arrested 45-year-old Patty Bigbee and 42-year-old Lawrence Works on Friday in Daytona Beach after they met with an agent posing as a buyer.

Both were charged with illegal sale or surrender of a child, and Bigbee was also charged with communication fraud.

FDLE agent Wayne Ivey said an investigation began last month after an informant told authorities the woman was trying to sell the baby.

Authorities said the woman originally wanted 75,000 dollars (£46,350) but was talked down to 30,000 dollars.

The child's mother is currently in prison on unrelated charges.

The infant has been turned over to child welfare officials.

Press Association

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