Meet Caitlin, a six-year-old thieving dynamo from Utah. Her mom let her order a Barbie on Amazon for her birthday, and when she later asked if she could check on the shipping, Mom made the mistake of letting her do so completely unattended. The next day, the Amazon truck pulled up.
My badass little cousin ordered $300 worth of toys w/o my aunt & uncle knowing. This is a picture of how everyone found out. pic.twitter.com/wHWVhsMBYI
— princess ria (@R_tatas) August 11, 2018
Caitlin had industriously ordered three pages worth of toys from Amazon and felt zero guilt.
She's so proud of herself too pic.twitter.com/HoJJCrvASy
— Gem of the Antilles (@StaleBakes) August 12, 2018
She should be. She knew exactly what to press, how to put it in the cart, how to check out, how to ship it and everything lol.
She prob did it on an amazon tablet. Its connected to her parents acct. And they didnt put a parental control password on it.
Good for her though.Lmao. pic.twitter.com/fwjz0U8G6s
— Wussa Name?!?! (@MadamHeidiFloss) August 13, 2018
Look at this complete absence of remorse:
she looking like… pic.twitter.com/FSZUxSPtj3
— Jefferson (@MandelaVibes) August 13, 2018
“She knew exactly what she was doing when she did it,” said her cousin, Ria Diyaolu, whose tweet sent the story viral. “I was so surprised that a 6-year-old knew how to do one-click, next-day shipping.”
Even Dude in the back surprised lmao pic.twitter.com/SyQNpGRi2m
— TREY FARRELL (@TREYFARRELLL) August 14, 2018
Very clever for a 6-year old! She'll be the next President someday.
— Joseph Mattaino (@spike1012234) August 14, 2018
Twitter had mixed reactions about Caitlin’s scam.
Some were melting at how adorable Caitlin is.
Too cute! She looks like Trixie from Problem Child 2, who also got into mischief.
— April Simkins (@aasb37) August 14, 2018
— Terryminaj (@TerryTizzy) August 14, 2018
Such a darling little girl
— Arraya (@ester_iraya) August 14, 2018
Others were not impressed.
Hardly cute. Deceptive at that age isn’t “cute”
— Mike Marcus (@MarcusMike9) August 14, 2018
She’s a future convicted embezzler and identity thief.
— SDJR (@TheOriginalGuru) August 14, 2018
Coal for Christmas!!!!
— Juniperbrook (@Aesinak) August 14, 2018
Ground the BRAT
— MidnightTokker (@TokkerMidnight) August 14, 2018
Her mom told Buzzfeed that everything but the Barbie was going to be returned, and that Caitlin would be punished.
“She did not get grounded, but she does not have access to the internet for a month.”
The viral tweet had a few unexpected responses.
Send me the bill I will pay it
— Angelo (@darksk1ncuban) August 13, 2018
We’re no sure if somebody on Twitter actually covered the cost of the truckload of toys, but we do know, the toys weren’t returned. Instead, something amazing was done.
UPDATE: Kaitlin chose to donate all of the toys to the Children’s Hospital where she stayed for a week when she was a baby! She wanted to give a little joy to those who aren’t well pic.twitter.com/M2Y5BK4P5M
— princess ria (@R_tatas) August 15, 2018
Neat, huh? Someone with three hundred and fifty bucks to spare came in and helped Caitlin make a significant donation to a local hospital. Sends something of a mixed message about treating mom’s credit cards with respect, but it’s always good to teach kids about kindness.
Maybe Amazon heard and thought they’d get some easy goodwill from the public?
My son did this during Christmas time a few years ago and I called amazon in tears and they let me keep everything and refunded my money.
— Jessy Fine’Too (@kaballix) August 13, 2018
Either way, here’s some advice: password protect your accounts, and assume your kids are smart, because they are, and they want toys.