The minor was arrested Friday morning in Tampa following an investigation by federal and state investigators, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said Friday.
Warren said his office dealt with the prosecution because Florida law allows greater flexibility than federal law to charge a minor as an adult in a case like this.
“The FBI and the Department of Justice will continue to work with the office throughout the prosecution,” he said.
“These crimes were perpetrated under the names of celebrities and celebrities, but they are not the primary victims here. This BitCon was designed to steal money from regular Americans across the country, including here in Florida. This massive fraud goes be orchestrated. here in the backyard of our backyard, and we won̵7;t hear about it, “Warren said.