A North Carolina grocery worker is being held without bail in Houston on
attempted computer hacking charges after inadvertently partnering with an
undercover FBI agent in an alleged citywide ATM-reprogramming caper.
Thor Alexander Morris, 19, was arrested at a Houston flea market last month
after trying a default administrative passcode on a Tranax Mini-Bank ATM there,
according to the FBI. Morris, who was wearing a wig to disguise his appearance,
allegedly hoped to reprogram the machine to think it was loaded with $1 bills
instead of $20 bills. That would let him pull $8,000 in cash with $400 in
withdrawals from a prepaid debit card.