[ISN] 13-year-old goes on $2 million Ebay spending spree

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Date: Mon Jun 03 2002 - 03:22:09 PDT

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    Rogers, Ohio (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy spent about $2 million in a 
    science class buying a helicopter, a jet and other items over the 
    Internet using a password belonging to a friend's mother, authorities 
    The Columbiana County Sheriff's Department said the boy made the 
    purchases May 24 on the eBay auction website using a computer at 
    Beaver Middle School in this eastern Ohio town about 40 miles south of 
    The purchases included a $1.1 million helicopter [1] and a $199,000
    jet [2], authorities said. The boy also bought motorcycles and a
    pickup truck, they said.
    The woman discovered the purchases the day the helicopter's owner 
    called and asked how she intended to pay for the aircraft. 
    She is having the purchases canceled, a sheriff's spokesman said. 
    The boy's actions are under review within the county's juvenile 
    justice system. 
    School officials are considering disciplining the boy, Principal Tom 
    Sapp said. 
    [1]  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1831719857
    [2]? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1831851081&r=0&t=0 
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