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Warcraft addict busted for identity theft, gets parents arrested for growing pot

If you think your family is messed up, you might want to look at 17-year-old Trevor Miller, who used stolen credit cards to pay for his World of Warcraft obsession and accidentally led police right into his parents' marijuana farm.


Above: If you notice any weird-looking plants in around this house, torch ‘em up and see if the birds start flying funny

Miller and his parents live in a normal Chicago suburb in a home that's anything but normal. Authorities say the kid somehow managed to get his hands on several stolen credit cards and used them for the sole purpose of buying in-game currency for his WoW account.

An investigation into multiple fraudulent purchases led the US Postal Inspection Service and State Attorney officials to the Miller residence. That’s when things at 843 Dunhill Drive in Buffalo Grove, Illinois got interesting.

Police entered the house with a search warrant looking for evidence that Trevor was using unauthorized credit cards, but they found something even more interesting - six marijuana plants (three in the house and three outside) that he and his parents used to make some extra money on the side. Luckily for Trevor, his criminal parents probably won't lecture him about how it's wrong to break the law.

The unlucky news is that police still found enough evidence against Trevor to charge the teen with identity theft, burglary, unlawful use of a credit card, and computer fraud. Oh yeah, and he also got slammed with "unlawful production of marijuana plants." Both parents, 50-year-old Cindy and 52-year-old James, were also arrested for the same latter charge.


Above: In related news, we hear that Trevor may be getting tapped to do a new Proactiv commercial

We have no idea what Trevor's WoW account name was, but we're guessing he was one of those people who was really against the idea of using his real name in the game’s online forums. The entire family will now all go to court for a special bonding experience - that is, the kind that will most likely involve several thousand dollars bond for each of them.

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22 comments

  • captaingrumpy - October 29, 2010 10:42 p.m.

    from the look of his skin eruptions, the kid never goes outside unless to pick a bud........
  • Sindragosa - October 26, 2010 12:12 p.m.

    To be honest, I think this kid shouldn't get arrested... He stole a credit card, from his parents. He could just use the excuse 'I stole it so I could get some attention to the police so they get caught with out them knowing I snitched them out.'
  • Shamanoid - October 16, 2010 11:56 p.m.

    That's what you get for smoking marijuana and not paying for your son's WoW subscription. Also, whenever i look at this article...i imagine a blizzard executive smiling ( in an evil way ofc). :S
  • Dondada - October 3, 2010 8:51 a.m.

    I feel sorry for the parents, they are innocent.
  • Dabenguin - August 6, 2010 8:06 p.m.

    Way to break the stereotype kid. last paragraph= WIN Recaptcha: investors Bonds lol
  • Thuperman - August 6, 2010 3:54 p.m.

    @WillisTron I agree with you, im pretty sure they already gave the ok for medicinal use in VA so they should be setting up shops there in the next 5 years or so Also, the ad at the bottom of the screen is for becoming a drug counselor....
  • WillisTron - August 6, 2010 6:20 a.m.

    Yea it's against the law, but I wouldn't call the parent criminals. I'd compare them to bootleggers; I bet you anything in the next 20 to 30 years marijuana will be completly legal, only regulated. Heck it's already starting to look like reacreational use will be allowed in Cali, let's see if the rest of the country follows suit
  • greenjoker - August 6, 2010 4:56 a.m.

    that kid's mugshot is exactly how you look after playing from a 3 day binge of world of warcraft, drinking soda and being the bathroom is too "far," pissing in bottles because of a raid.
  • Danomeon - August 6, 2010 4:23 a.m.

    Gaah. It's people like this that make people give me bad looks when they find out I play WoW. We aren't all obsessed with the game like this, only a few arseholes. Oh, and I guess that whole marujuana and credit card fraud thing is pretty bad too. Heh.
  • VaneTrago - August 6, 2010 4:14 a.m.

    They weren't growing enough to have been selling, it must have been for personal consumption. Ridiculing his acne is completely acceptable because of the extreme douchiness that accompanies the kid who owns it. Stealing credit cards? You get to have everything used against you as possible, as you are fucking scum.
  • Silvermech - August 6, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    Sweet sweet poetic justice. This criminal family has bought the farm AND the livestock to fill it.
  • FenrirKar - August 6, 2010 2:45 a.m.

    I think his WoW name might have been soulreapermarco
  • soulreapermarco - August 6, 2010 2 a.m.

    Wow you guys are horrible. Now you're making him suffer even more. GREAT JOB KEEP UP THE WORK!!!!
  • HawtKakez - August 6, 2010 1:45 a.m.

    You know, this is a really touching article. A whole family brought together by their passion for living the high life. I wish my family could be like that. Oh well, a man can always dream.
  • SUCKxITxEZ - August 6, 2010 1:12 a.m.

    6 plants isnt a farm. at tops a garden. but ya his face is fucked up lol
  • TheWebSwinger - August 6, 2010 1:10 a.m.

    *sigh* just think of all the sweet, sweet herb being stuffed into an evidence locker.
  • Cyberninja - August 6, 2010 1:03 a.m.

    its people this that make us gamers look bad
  • FatDarkPlace - August 6, 2010 12:51 a.m.

    Hahaha. Nice article
  • bongzilla - August 6, 2010 12:34 a.m.

    AHAA.. He had to have sick acne.. AHA just living the sterotype
  • Hobojedi - August 6, 2010 12:34 a.m.

    Remember kids, don't do drugs or you'll look like him.

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