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.