Houston FBI agents arrest teen in alleged ATM scam

HOUSTON FBI agents here in Houston arrested Thor Alexander Morris, 19, after he tried to hack an ATM inside a Wal-Mart. Agents say he figured out how to reprogram a specific brand of machines to give $20 for every $1 requested.

Morris bought a $400 prepaid ATM card at a Wal-Mart in Houston and used a laptop to activate it under the name 'Barack Obama.'

FBI agents arrested him after he put on the Rick James wig and headed to the ATM. Police also recovered a goatee beard kit and a bottle of Cinema secrets gum adhesive in his car. He's now facing felony fraud charges.

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