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Teen Arrested for Trying to Steal Digital Currency

Posted by Alan at 12:53 PM on August 13, 2012

It’s one thing to be arrested for trying to rob a convenience store or “knock over” a bank, but Humza Bajwa is facing up to 15 years in prison for trying to steal pretend currency with pretend cash and using a pretend gun.  The bizarre crime took place recently at Fordham University in New York.

Allegedly students David Emani and Jonathan Dokler decided to sell their RuneScape coins for the real money sum of $3,300.  The buyer, Bajwa, initially tried to pay with counterfeit money, but Emani recognized the fake cash.  At that point, Bajwa pulled a fake gun and forced Emani to call Dokler and initiate the transfer.  The gun Bajwa pulled on Emani turned out to be a BB gun, which he held to the victim’s head during the phone call.  Once the transfer was complete Bajwa left the scene, leaving the counterfeit money behind as evidence.

Bajwa has been charged with second degree robbery and grand larceny with a bail set at $20,000.  He faces up to 15 years in jail.  For the record, RuneScape doesn’t endorse selling or trading of the coins and may begin enforcing lifetime bans for those caught doing so.

Source: NY Post

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