FORTUNE -- You know you're spending too much time tracking a charity auction -- in this case for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights -- when a $5,000 drop in price feels like big news.
But there I was Monday morning asking the spokesperson for Charitybuzz, which is running the RFK Center's 2013 fundraiser, why the top bid for a chance to have coffee with Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook had fallen from $605,000 Friday night to $600,000 Monday morning.
The answer, it turns out, is that the $605,000 bid was made on a stolen credit card.
That must have been a rude surprise for the card holder.
At $605,000, bidding for a meeting with Apple's CEO approaches a Charitybuzz record
FORTUNE -- It's not Eric Clapton's platinum wristwatch, which fetched $3.6 million for his Crossroads rehab center, or Warren Buffett's $3.5 million lunch for the Glide Foundation for the homeless. But it seems likely that bidding for a chance to have coffee with Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook is going to set a record both for the Robert MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 27, 2013 11:58 AM ET
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