6-Year Old Uses Sleeping Mom's Fingerprint To Go On Amazon Shopping Spree

December 29, 2016


In you're grounded for life news, 6-year old clever girl Ashlynd Howell used her sleeping mom Bethany's fingerprint to unlock her iPhone and go on an Amazon shopping spree, where she bought thirteen different Pokemon toys valued at a total of $250. Obviously, this girl will be committing widespread credit card fraud before her 7th birthday. *wiping tear* They just grow up so fast.

'We thought someone had hacked our account,' [Bethany] told Daily Mail Online.

When she noticed that all of the gifts were addressed to her home, it dawned on her that her clever daughter may be responsible.

'Ashlynd must've had my phone and ordered things,' she said.

'I asked her if she was on my phone looking at Pokemon.'

'Yeah, mommy, I was shopping,' Ashlynd told her mother.

'Oh, you were?' Bethany said to her daughter.

She later learned that Ashlynd was able to fill in all the details of the order, including shipping address, because of the 'auto-fill' feature that makes purchases easier and quicker for frequent shoppers.

Bethany was only able to return four of the thirteen toys due to the sellers' return policies, and told her daughter she wouldn't be receiving those because Santa found out how she has ordered them. Wait -- but she was allowed the keep the rest? If that was my daughter this would have been the Christmas she found out Santa wasn't real. And not in a sweet, 'Listen, honey -- about Santa Claus...' way either, but by me screaming, 'He's not real, he's never coming again, you've ruined Christmas forever!' I know I've been accused of it before, but it's true, I'm a soft parent.

Thanks to lizzy, who agrees little Ashlynd could have at least ordered me that 65" curved ultra-HD television I've been eyeing.

  • JJtoob

    I don't like how most people do parenting these days, but I have no say in it because I have no children... I'm not talking about beating her or emotionally punish her. Shit, I'd praise her for her clever moves, but I'd also ask her to think how'd she feel if others took things from her without her knowledge nor permission, and how that behavior can escalate to the point where it can land her in jail in the future. Knowing how smart she is, she'd probably not need more than that, but also, I wouldn't allow her to keep any of what she had bought unless I had thought of buying her any of it. The rest I would just re-sell, and have her do some extra chores to make up for the loss in revenue. But what do I know... I suppose it sounds easy and straight forward when one is single and has no children.

  • Jenness

    I hear stories like this and just wonder what kind of kid has no clue about money at 7?? My kids knew about money at like 3 and would never in a million years get my phone, use my phone w/out permission much less buy things - and this kid is 7.

    The photograph with all the toys as if zero shits are given by that kid is a hoot though. My kids would be tear-streaked, lumps of coal in front of them with some dude I paid in a Krampus suit terrorizing them into thinking they were going to be drug off in chains for going into my purse.

    But eh, to each their own

  • JJtoob

    You would make a great George Sr. https://youtu.be/PJfoddFfJgw

  • Andrew Newton

    "She later learned that Ashlynd was able to fill in all the details of the order, including shipping address, because of the 'auto-fill' feature that makes purchases easier and quicker for frequent shoppers."


  • PUNX

    hasn't anyone learned from spy movies that the use of finger prints is not a good idea. Eyeballs too.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I learned it from Burn Notice. First episode.

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