WoW gold farmer victim of real gold bar theft

World of Warcraft gold farmer falls victim to an inside job

August 14, 2013
WoW gold

A hard-working World of Warcraft gold farmer has been robbed of her real gold bars, which she hid in her safe.

Australian nurse Katrina Fincham earned around $75,000 from farming and selling gold in Blizzard’s MMORPG, which she then turned into cash and gold bullion.

Fincham then put the cash and bullion in her wall safe, which was robbed and all its contents taken.

Fincham had the goods insured, but her insurance company has refused to pay, accusing Fincham of fraud and saying that she was converting her money into gold so that it could be purposely stolen.

Fincham tried to sue her insurer, who counter-sued her. To help with the legal fees, Fincham was forced to sell her home and close down her business, Virtual Item Sales, which she operated legally and allowed her to mine gold for customers.

To add even more insult to injury, Fincham found out that her boyfriend was involved with the robbery by tipping off the thieves in exchange for $500.

There’s some moral to the story – don’t convert cash into gold? Get a better safe? Or maybe be more selective on who you date?

Source: Player Attack

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