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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.

Posted on November 16, 2007, at 1:12 p.m. ET

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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