Wisconsin Stoner Kid Steals Credit Card Numbers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – March 31, 2002
Boy says thefts taught victims a lesson, police say
A stoned 16-year-old Wisconsin boy has been stealing credit card information from people over the internet since he was 12. He used the same old email scam – with a twist. He would use a hacker tool to pull email addresses from people while they were chatting on AOL instant chat, and then send them an email that looked like it was from the America Online billing department.
Once he had their personal information, he went out and bought himself a nice bong, DVD player, and a pair of Air Jordans. His message to you? His victims should thank him because he was “teaching them a lesson.” Nice.