Kids, give them an inch and they'll take a mile. In the case of six-year old Katelyn Lunt, it was a very expensive mile.
When Katelyn's mother Catherine said she could buy a Barbie as a gift for chores the girl had done around the house, the first-grader took it upon herself to load up the order with many more Barbies, accessories and a toy pony, totalling around AUD $450.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Catherine said she was initially clueless about the extent her daughter's online shopping spree.
Catherine said she had allowed Katelyn on her phone to check the shipping status of the order and it was then that the mischeivous kid seized the day, ordering her mega-haul.
Catherine later checked on her order and saw some of the extra items. She managed to cancel some of them, but two pages of items had already shipped, arriving the next day to a very self-satisfied young girl.
"Our family came home and the truck pulls up and all of these boxes are being pulled out of the truck," she said.
Her cousin took to Twitter, where the photo quickly gained traction.
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
Rather than return the items, Catherine says she used the incident as a 'teachable moment,' donating the goods to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Katelyn spent a week as a baby.
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
We hope ths is the end of Katelyn's life of crime, though she's far from alone in the scamming department.
Another lady commented that her son ordered a US$400 jumping castle and a doona so he could sleep on it.
When my son did it they offered to extend my prime membership for an additional 3 months for free... He ordered $473 worth of toys.. And a white comforter 😩— Beebe Bluff (@SuperSaiyan19xx) August 13, 2018