Thursday, November 11, 2010

22 Year Old Attempts To Sale Her Infant For Car And Legal Funds

I found this story at HuffingtonPost.com:

This is the craziest story I've come across in awhile! The grandmother set the deal up, and the funds received were going to be used towards a car and court costs?? WOW! C'mon ma and granny!


(By Jane Sutton and Cynthia Otserman)-A Florida woman was charged with trying to sell her infant son in order to pay for a new car, police said on Tuesday.
The baby's grandmother brokered the deal and initially demanded $75,000 but agreed to cut the price to $30,000 when told the prospective buyer could not get a bank loan, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said.
22 year old mother, Stephanie Fleming
The mother of the eight-week-old boy, Stephanie Bigbee Fleming, 22, of Bradenton, Florida, was to receive $9,000 of the proceeds, the FDLE said.
"Fleming planned to purchase a new vehicle from the money received," an FDLE spokeswoman said.
Fleming also needed money to pay court costs for an unrelated probation violation, the arrest documents said.
Fleming was arrested on Tuesday. The grandmother, Patty Bigbee, 45, was arrested last week with her boyfriend Lawrence Works, 42, both of Holly Hill, Florida. All three were charged with the illegal sale of a child, and Bigbee was also charged with communications fraud, the department said.
The arrest report said Bigbee offered to sell the baby to a female relative in October, explaining she had been caring for her grandchild but "was not mother material."

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