Stealing virtual furniture from “rooms” in a networking website! That is the crime allegedly committed by a teenager in the Netherlands. It is being treated as a serious business. He has been put under arrest. Users of the Habbo Hotel site can create their own characters, decorate their own space and play games – paid for with credits, bought with real cash.
Amsterdam police have confirmed reports that a 17-year-old is accused of stealing 4,000 euros worth of virtual furniture by hacking into other accounts. Several other teenagers have also been questioned in the case, which was instigated by the website. They are suspected of moving the virtual booty into their own online hotel rooms.