Seven teenageers ordered laptop computers, compact disks and other electronic goods with credit-card numbers stolen from America Online members last week.
US police said the youths flashed an Internet message to hundreds of America Online users, warning them that their Internet connection would be cut off unless they forwarded their credit-card numbers.
Gateway 2000 told police that two laptop computers worth $11,761 (#7,350) had been ordered on a credit card that had insufficient credit. This alerted staff who informed the police.
Police said the State Attorney's office will decide whether the youths will be charged or sent to reform schools.
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