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Virtual Crime

Dutch police have arrested one teenager and are questioning five more after the gang stole around €4,000 worth of virtual furniture in the online community Habbo Hotel.

Crime in virtual communities like Habbo Hotel, Second Llfe, and World of Warcraft is becoming something of an epidemic, also encompassing rape, mugging, and money laundering.

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