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A 15-year-old kid from Florida is under investigation for fraud after crashing a car he is suspected of buying online.

The lad bought the $15,000 Plymouth Neon last month by negotiating the price via email and telephone, police said. He used the CheckFree service - which lets users send cash electronically.

In total he sent out more than $100,000 in other payments, but the car was the only product he got delivered.

The cash was taken from the State of Florida Disbursement Unit which issues child maintenance payments, AP reported.

The boy was caught when he ploughed his shiny new purchase through a fence and ran over a stop sign. He has now been charged with driving without a license and is being investigated for grand theft and fraud. ®

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