The child was arrested Friday morning in Tampa following an investigation led by federal and state investigators, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said in a statement Friday.
Warren said his office was dealing with the prosecution because Florida law allows greater flexibility than federal law to charge a minor fee as an adult in such a case.
“The FBI and the Justice Department will continue to join the office during the prosecution,” he said.
“These crimes were committed with the names of famous people and celebrities, but they are not the primary victims here. This BitCon was meant to steal money from regular Americans from across the country, including here in Florida. This fraud A massive massacre has been orchestrated. Right here in our yard, and we will not stop for that, “Warren said.