Patty Bigbee, 47, accepted a check for $30,000 for two-month-old Aiden Flemming, with the full knowledge of her daughter Stephanie Bigbee-Davis, 22, who wanted to buy a car with the money.
In a weird twist the potential buyer was Danielle Skiver, who she had given up for adoption almost 30-years ago.
They had recently reconnected on Facebook when during one of their conversations Skiver mentioned that she wanted a baby.
Rather than offer support, Bigbee offered her grandson who she knew her other daughter didn't really want.
A shocked Skiver then alerted the authorities, who set up a sting operation on the oddball family WFOR reports.
Together with her partner Lawrence Works, Bigbee met FDLE agents posing as buyers and after a negotiation in which they started by asking $75,000 they eventually settled for a $30,000 check for the baby
FDLE spokeswoman Susie Murphy said Works, who was also charged with the illegal sale or surrender of a child, aided the transfer by placing the child’s belongings into the car he thought belonged to the woman buying the child.
Patty Bigbee pleaded no contest in June to selling a child and communications fraud.
However this story may have a happy ending; the daughter Bigbee gave up for adoption now says she wants to adopt Aidan legally.