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'Virtual theft' leads to arrest

A Dutch teenager has been arrested for allegedly stealing virtual furniture from "rooms" in Habbo Hotel, a 3D social networking website.

The 17-year-old is accused of stealing 4,000 euros (£2,840) worth of virtual furniture, bought with real money. Five 15-year-olds have also been questioned by police, who were contacted by the website's owners.

The six teenagers are suspected of moving the stolen furniture into their own Habbo rooms.

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Itachi3356d ago

buy a virtual guard dog or shotgun

sleepbox3356d ago

$4000 worth of virtual furniture?! Those saps deserved to get "robbed"

xionpunk3356d ago

people who buy virtual furniture...I mean seriously? That's what you spend you're extra cash on?

Tsalagi3356d ago

People buy cheat codes and avatars through the 360 marketplace and soon they'll be buying virtual furniture on the PS3 in Home as well.

Darkiewonder3356d ago

I didn't even know you could steal stuff there unless the other person "gave" it to you or been scamming others.

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