A TEENAGER was hauled into court after raiding a palís savings ó virtual coins in an online game.
Keiron Belmont used Helen Jenkinsí login after a row and blagged all the gold coins she had amassed in SIX YEARS of dungeons and dragons-style role-playing fantasy RuneScape.
He then blew the entire stash.
The credits are used to buy items such as weapons or armour. But they have no value outside the game after maker Jagex banned real-world trading.
Fantasy game ... Runescape
Belmont, 19, from Swansea, South Wales, was charged under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 with gaining unauthorised access to a computer and making unauthorised modifications to computer material.
The cityís magistrates heard he had been staying at his victimís home. He had used her password before he decided to hijack her RuneScape profile.
His lawyer Stuart John said: ďHe saw an opportunity to carry out a spiteful act. These credits do not have any real value. I would compare it to Monopoly money.Ē
Belmont admitted the offence. He was given an eight-month conditional discharge and told to pay £16 compensation.
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