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Patty Bigbee: Police Say Fla. Woman Wanted $30K for 3-Month-Old Grandchild

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Patty Bigbee: Police Say Fla. Woman Wanted $30K for 3-Month-Old Grandchild
Patty Bigbee (AP Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (CBS/AP) A Florida woman and her boyfriend have been charged with trying to sell her infant grandson for $30,000.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents say they arrested 45-year-old Patty Bigbee and 42-year-old Lawrence Works on Friday in Daytona Beach, after the couple 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 say the woman originally wanted $75,000 but was talked down to $30,000.

The child's mother is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges. The infant, who is 12-weeks-old according to the Orlando Sentinel, has been turned over to child welfare officials.