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Goldsboro boy accused of charging $447 to parents' account

Posted January 19, 2011 7:45 a.m. EST
Updated January 19, 2011 9:45 a.m. EST

— Goldsboro police charged a 10-year-old boy with financial transaction card fraud after he allegedly used his parents' Facebook account to obtain access to their PayPal account.

The boy, whose name was not released, charged approximately $447.50 to his parents' account during a two-day period, according to police. He bought "popular Facebook applications," according to police spokeswoman Sgt. Dot Ardes.

The parents, whose names were also not released, filed a police report on Oct. 27 about what their son had allegedly done. The matter will be handled in juvenile court, according to police.