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16/11/2007 by

Dutch Cops Arrest Habbo Hotel Robber?

Dutch capital Amsterdam is globally famous for it’s coffee shops and window shopping at the red light district. But Amsterdam cops do not tolerate theft in their city. Dutch cops arrested a 17 year old boy for virtual theft in Habbo Hotel, the virtual child community.

The 17 year old robber was arrested this week for stealing virtual furniture (with a value of 4.000 Euros!) from the Dutch Habbo Hotel. The cops are also hearing 4 other 15 year old boys for similar cyber crimes in Habbo.

Legal problem is that virtual theft does not exist under Dutch law. But the 17 year old thief is being charged with hacking and fencing. So don’t say I did not warn you: in Amsterdam hash and hookers are legal, but committing a virtual crime, will make you do time!

The Dutch Habbo Hotel has 500.000 active members. Habbo Hotel is active in 29 countries, counts 7 Million active members worldwide and sells credits to it’s users each month for approximately 3 to 4 Million Euros!! With the credits children can buy e.g. virtual furniture to pimp their rooms. 25 Habbo credits value 4,75 Euros. What do you think about this arrest? Share us your thoughts!


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