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This kid used her sleeping mom's thumbprint to buy herself $250 worth of Pokemon toys


The heist of the century. Cue the "Mission: Impossible" theme music. 

Ashlynd Howell, of Little Rock, Arkansas, wasn't going to let a little thing like being 6 years old stop her from pulling the perfect crime.

Who was her target? Why, her own family of course. They'd never see it coming. What was the plan? Sneak over to her sleeping mother, gently guide her thumb onto her cell phone, and open the print-activated Amazon app. 

The payout? $250 of Pokemon toys. Did this actually work? 

You bet it did. When Ashlynd's parents received 13 order confirmations for the hundreds of dollars of Nintendo merch, they figured they had been hacked, or that they had been ordered by mistake, reports USA Today

That's when Ashlynd revealed her dastardly plot. 

"No Mommy, I was shopping," Ashlynd said. 

But did 'fessing up mean Ashlynd didn't get her toys? Well, her parents were only able to return four due to Amazon policies. 

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