Student lands jail time for 2012 RuneScape robbery

    
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Prettier than this.

Way back in 2012, Fordham University student Humza Bajwa was busted by New York cops for holding a pair of RuneScape players at (what they believed was) gunpoint while he forced them to transfer RuneScape cash to his account. He made off with 4.7 billion gold before a sting operation took him down.

“He then pulled the same stunt weeks later on undercover 48th Precinct Officer Shaun O’Donnell, who had posed as a gamer buff selling the virtual currency,” explains the New York Daily News. Busted!

Though reports back in 2012 suggested Bajwa could receive as many as 15 years behind bars, in fact he finally pled guilty to the charges against him this week after plea conferencing a few weeks ago, and as a result, he’ll owe the state six months in jail, the community 3000 hours of service, and his original victims the $3,300 he agreed to pay for the gold.

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Ernost
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Ernost

Good. It’s about time law enforcement starting taking this sort of thing seriously.

Goronmon
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Goronmon

JayBezzOfficial
It doesn’t sound like this has much to do with “virtual” law in any way. It’s just about armed robbery. The “thing” being stolen is relatively inconsequential in the overall picture.

JoseAlmera
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JoseAlmera

Damonvile it really isnt that hard to enforce… in between 8+hrs shift (3k community), regular visits to the PO, and controlling the signals that come and go from his house, the guy must be a hacker to be able to maintain an online presence..

Vellik
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Vellik

BryanCo Archebius Caerulei No escape from reality…

McSleaz
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McSleaz

Is it April 1st already?

KoreanMMOsSuck
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KoreanMMOsSuck
JayBezzOfficial
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JayBezzOfficial

IDK what this makes me so happy.  I can’t wait til actual law catches up with virtual law.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Armsbend  I’m guessing there wasn’t any evidence aside from the victims’ testimony without the sting operation.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Corvus Monedula Damonvile  I read the articles, and that case gets worse and worse the more details you know.  The judges decision amounts to “His parents never taught him that actions have consequences.  And the legal system won’t either.”

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Ironwu Hard to enforce but a fitting punishment if added to some of the others.