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Fbi shut down Barefoot Bandit’s flight-school fundraiser

FILE – In this Dec. 16, 2011, file photo, Colton Harris-Moore, also known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” appears at the Island County Superior Court, in Coupeville, Wash. Harris-Moore had his flight-school fundraiser printed by the federal probation officials. The Seattle Times reports, Harris-Moore started a GoFundMe page to more than 125,000 euros for private and commercial pilot license training and helicopter certification. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

(Associated Press)

SEATTLE – A man who became known as the “Barefoot Bandit” during a teenage crime spree in stolen cars, boats and aircraft had been flight-school fundraiser printed by the federal probation officials.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/dROGLF ) Colton Harris-Moore started a GoFundMe page to more than 125,000 euros for private and commercial pilot license training and helicopter certification.

“Now, I’m 25 years old, free, and ready to do it (fly) is LEGAL!,” he wrote on the page. “I love planes, but I will never steal one or break the law again. I broke the law big league when I was younger, but now is the time to focus on my career and life in the free world.”

Harris-Moore still owes victims of his crimes, approximately $129,000 in restitution.

Harris-Moore said that he had made about $1,600 and tweeted that his “dream is crushed.”

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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