The juvenile was arrested Friday morning in Tampa after an investigation by federal and state investigators, Hillsborough Attorney General Andrew Warren said in a statement Friday.
Warren said his office dealt with the prosecution because Florida law allows more 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 partner with the agency during the prosecution,” he said.
“These crimes were committed with the names of celebrities and celebrities, but they are not the main victims here. This BitCon is designed to steal money from regular Americans across the country, including here in Florida. This huge scam was organized right here in our backyard, and we̵