6-Year-Old Goes On Spending Spree After Hacking Mom’s Phone

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We would like to think that by setting up a passcode on our phones we are providing ample protection against phone “break-ins,” but even a smart 6-year-old can figure out a way around the lock. Recently, a little girl figured out that she simply needed to press her sleeping mother’s finger on to mom’s iPhone home button in order to get full access to her phone.

Once she devised and carried through her mischievous plan, Ashlynd Howell, went on a shopping spree. She wasn’t after just anything. She specifically had a list of Pokemon items she wanted to get her hands on.

CBS said the 6-year-old managed to spend $250 on Pokemon goods. At first, her mom, Bethany, thought the Amazon charges that popped up in her email were mistakes, but she asked her daughter about it. She told Fox Insider that Ashlynd replied, “No, Mommy, I was shopping. But don’t worry — everything that I ordered is coming straight to the house.”

The Amazon app made it particularly easy for the little girl to go on her e-shopping spree, and while her mom did have to explain to her this wasn’t the “right” thing to do, she got to keep her self-ordered gifts as her Christmas presents.