UK teen Lamar Johnson was determined to make something of his music career, so much so that he used stolen credit cards to make £500,000 in royalties by purchasing his own songs.
The 19-year old spent the cash on music he posted on iTunes and Amazon to buy his own songs totaling $750,000 and is the youngest of a group of 19 men who allegeldy spent cash on the fraud downloads.
The men reportedly downloaded the songs 6,000 times between January 2008 and June 2009.
Johnson took responsibility for 2,000 of the mp3s, and is currently serving five years in prison for the crime. No pleas were given however to the remaining men.
Leon Miles, 20, of Wolverhampton; Sheehan Steele, 42, of Birmingham and Matthew Clarke, 31, Birmingham are facing fraud charges.
James Batchelor, 28, of Derby; Rajan Aheer, 21, of Wolverhampton and Sandeep Aheer, 23, of Wolverhampton are facing accusations as well.
Colton Johnson, 20, and Denver White, 25, both of Wolverhampton are also facing consequences of the crime.