Jagex has parted ways with one of its employees following what the company describes as “gross misuse of moderator privileges.”

In a statement posted on the website today, Jagex stated that it identified “irregular activity,” “including the movement of wealth and items back into the live game.” The company returned those items to their rightful owners — one player received nearly 9 billion Platinum Tokens — and terminated the staff member involved.

As the company is working with the police on the investigation, there were no details given as to the identity of the culprit. Tipster Jayden, who informed MMOBomb of this story, identified a possible suspect in Jed Sanderson, a.k.a. “Mod Jed,” who was accused of “DDoSing players on behalf of his in-game clan, generating a lot of controversy in the past.” We’re not sure if this is related to the previous DDoS issues Jagex had with its Deadman Tournament this spring, but a little investigation shows Sanderson to be at the center of a number of conspiracy theories regarding questionable in-game behavior.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.


  1. Theft Act 1968. Dishonestly appropriating property belonging to another with the intent of permanently depriving the other of it. Property can be anything at all, including anything of value not just real money. If you work for a shop and you steal from the till, you commit a crime. Just because you work for a shop does not absolve you from the law, in fact most judges will probable deal with you more seriously than a shoplifter as you held a position of trust within the shop. So, he did do this act dishonestly, there is property of value, it does belong to Jagex and he did intend to keep it ( permanently deprive). He can be charged with theft and can go to prison for up to 5 years. Looking at his picture and his background, he will not have a very nice time amongst some of the characters he will be sharing a cell with.I would guess if he is sensible, he will be giving the authorities a lot of names and information to lighten his sentence.

    • Jagex is a private company. All it can do to its employees is fire them. To put one of them behind bars for the next five years requires the use of the criminal justice system. And if the individual in question is, in fact, guilty of the serious allegations against him, that would be appropriate.


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