FDLE: Couple tried to sell woman's grandson

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Volusia County woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after reportedly trying to sell her infant grandson.

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 unrelated charges.

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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