Dec 23, 2009 1:30 AM by Jimena Martinez
The parents in the "balloon boy" hoax have been handed the bill.
The Larimer County District Attorney says Richard and Mayumi Heene owe $42,000 after several agencies attempted to rescue their six-year-old son from a runaway balloon.
But the couple allegedly lied about the incident.
The Heenes have reached a plea deal on charges stemming from the hoax, and are scheduled to be sentenced Friday.
That's when a judge will determine if they must repay the agencies that responded.
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