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Runescape : Fordham Student Allegedly Robbed of Game Currency

Posted Aug 13, 2012 by Michael Bitton

The NYPost is reporting that 19-year old Humza Bajwa has been arrested and charged with second degree robbery following the alleged robbery of 4.7 RuneScape coins from Fordham University student David Emami.

According to Emami, Humza originally attempted to purchase the currency with cash. But once Emami realized the cash was actually counterfeit, Humza put a BB gun with the appearance of a real gun at his head and demanded that middleman Jonathan Dokler, who was monitoring the deal by phone, transfer the currency to his account.

The 4.7 billion coins are worth around $3,000 USD on the RMT market. If convicted, Bajwa faces up to 15 years in prison.

Source: NYPost via Kotaku.

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
 
 
 
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