Thursday, November 15, 2007

Virtual Felony

According to the BBC, a 17 year old Dutch boy was arrested for allegedly steeling $3500 of virtual furniture from the 'homes' of residents of the online community Habbo. According to website administrators, the real world threat of Id theft also exists in the virtual world and this perp and several co-conspirators convinced some Habbo players to fork over their passwords. Since the Habbo credits used to buy stuff players use in the game are purchased with real money, steeling someones couch is a 'real' crime. I wonder if they will do time in a real jail?

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