Girl uses sleeping mum's fingerprint to shop online

  • 29/12/2016
Pokemon toys
Ashlynd Howell's mother dozed off on the couch while watching a movie.

A six-year-old girl decided to take buying Christmas presents into her own hands, using her mum's fingerprint.

Ashlynd Howell from Little Rock, Arkansas, used her sleeping mother's thumbprint to unlock her iPhone and buy herself $250 worth of Pokémon toys.

When her parents received 13 notifications from Amazon confirming purchases last week, they thought they'd been hacked, or their daughter had ordered them by mistake, USA Today reports.

But it was no mistake, as their daughter proudly proclaimed: "No mummy, I've been shopping."

The Howells were only able to return four of the presents, much to Ashlynd’s delight.