Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Boy Steals Dad's Credit Card to Buy Hookers
9 May 2008

13 Year Old Steals Dad's Credit Card to Buy Hookers

A 13 year old boy from Texas is convicted of fraud after using his Father's credit cards to hire escorts.

A 13 year old from Texas who stole his Dad's credit card and ordered two hookers from an escort agency, has today been convicted of fraud and given a three year community order.

Ralph Hardy, a 13 year old from Newark, Texas confessed to ordering an extra credit card from his father's existing credit card company, and took his friends on a $30,000 spending spree, culminating in playing "Halo" on an Xbox with a couple of hookers in a Texas motel. [...]

Asked why he ordered two escorts, Ralph said he thought it was the thing to do when you win a "World of Warcraft" tournament. They told the suspicious working girls they were people of restricted growth working with a traveling circus, and as State law does not allow those with disabilities to be discriminated against they had no right to refuse them.

The $1,000 a night girls sensing something up played "Halo" on the Xbox with the kids, instead of selling their sexual services.

Ralph's ambition is to one day become a politician.
13 May 2008

Boy spent $30,000 on hookers with dad's credit card?
Story claims 13-year-old stole from father to play Xbox with call girls

By Chelsea Schilling

[...] The British report is just a silly online rumor, Newark police told WND.

Spokeswoman Amy Cromer laughed and said, "As far as we know, this story is a hoax. There have not been any arrests here, and we're not aware of any convictions like that in this county."

Cromer said word gets around in a town with a population of only 1,100 people. The rumor is spreading so quickly that she said the county decided to feature the story on its blog. [...]

When WND investigated the story, authorities cheerfully dispelled the rumor.

"We don't have hookers here," [!] Cromer said. "I guess he went to Dallas for that."
The bogus news item, created by Lyndon Antcliff, is an example of "linkbaiting." See


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