10-Year-Old Facing Felony Charges Over Minecraft

by Christopher Freeburn | November 14, 2013 10:16 am

Video Games 150x150 10 Year Old Facing Felony Charges Over Minecraft[1]Running up charges while playing an online game has landed one little boy in Nebraska in a whole lot of trouble[2].

When the 10-year-old’s grandmother was contacted by her bank over $800 in odd charges on her credit card, she called the police. The charges were apparently made by the boy while playing Minecraft, which allows users to construct buildings in a 3D online world while competing with other players, the Associated Press notes.

According to police, the boy — who is under suspicion for felony theft — has been referred to the local county attorney’s office.

The grandmother’s bank told her that the Minecraft-related charges would be cancelled once she filed a police report.

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  2. in a whole lot of trouble: http://www.klkntv.com/story/23928921/8-year-old-faces-felony-charges
  3. Is the Game Over for Zynga? ZNGA: http://investorplace.com/2013/10/game-zynga-znga-fb-ea/#.UoToaZG1Kf0
  4. Maker of Candy Crush Saga Tries New Game: An IPO: http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/candy-crush-sagas-new-game-an-ipo/#.UoTon5G1Kf0
  5. China Lifts Ban on Video Game Consoles: http://investorplace.com/2013/09/china-lifts-ban-on-video-game-consoles-nintendo-celebrates/#.UoToxJG1Kf0

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