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Dec 23, 2009 1:30 AM by Jimena Martinez

Parents of "balloon boy" handed the bill

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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