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‘Virtual theft’ leads to arrest

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November 14, 2007
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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. (BBC)