Pokemon-crazed 6-year-old uses sleeping mom's thumbprint to buy $250 worth of toys
Published : Thursday, 29 December, 2016 at 7:41 PM Count : 701
An Arkansas mom thought her Amazon account had been hacked until her 6-year-old admitted to using the sleeping woman's thumbprint to buy $250 worth of Pokemon.
Bethany Johnson Howell of Little Rock said her daughter, Ashlynd, used her mother's thumbprint to unlock her iPhone while she was taking a nap and opened the device's Amazon app.
Howell told the Wall Street Journal that "$250 later, she has shopped for all her Christmas presents on Amazon."
Howell said she thought she had been hacked when she received confirmation emails for $250 worth of Pokemon merchandise -- Ashlynd's favorite -- but the 6-year-old soon confessed to the shopping spree.
"'No, Mommy, I was shopping,'" Howell recalled Ashlynd telling her. "'But don't worry -- everything that I ordered is coming straight to the house.'"
"She is really proud of herself," the mother said.
Howell said she was able to return four of the items, but the rest of the purchases were non-refundable.
She said the Pokemon haul ended up as Ashlynd's Christmas gifts.
"Well, Santa found out and that is what Santa is going to bring you for Christmas," she said.