Florida Mom Stephanie Bigbee Fleming Sold Baby To Buy Car Charged

By on Nov 12, 2010 in United States, Weird Comments
Stephanie Bigbee Fleming and Grandmother
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MIAMI,FLORIDAStephanie Bigbee Fleming, 22 of Bradenton, Florida was charged with trying to sell her eight-week-old son in order for her to pay for a new car as reported on Tuesday in international news sites.

According to reports, it was the grandmother who brokered the deal and initially demanded $75,000. However, the prospective buyer of the baby could not get a bank loan so they agreed to cut the price to $30,000. It was said that the mother of the baby was to receive $9,000 of the proceeds.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said that Fleming planned to purchase a new vehicle from the money received. She also needed the money to pay court costs for an unrelated probation violation.

The mother of the infant boy was arrested Tuesday while the grandmother, Patty Bigbee, 45, was arrested last week with her boyfriend Lawrence Works, 42, both of Holly Hill, Florida. They were arrested when they collected a $30,000 cashier’s check and handed over the baby to an undercover agent in a Daytona Beach parking lot, the police said.

They were all charged with the illegal sale of a child, and Bigbee was also charged with communications fraud.

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