Virtual-Furniture Teen Thievery Ring Nabbed on Habbo

habbo-room.pngDutch police have stopped a ring of teenage furniture thieves who were caught stealing virtual chairs and sofas in Habbo Hotel, a 3D virtual world popular in Europe. One 17-year old was arrested, and five younger teenagers were questioned, according to BBC News.

Members of Habbo Hotel decorate their rooms with digital furniture and other items that they pay real money for. The Dutch teens scammed other members into giving them their passwords and then took their digital furniture, which was worth a total of 4,000 Euros ($5,863).

habbo-chair.pngUnfortunately for them, on Habbo there is no such thing as a fence. Here”s how they got caught:

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

Duh. Yet where else were they going to put it?