A case has been sent to the court of the Yaroslavl region against a 42-year-old resident of the Moscow region, who is accused of fraud of 5.2 million rubles in cryptocurrencies. This was reported to the local Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to investigators, from 2017 to 2022, the accused bought accounts with positive reviews on a free classifieds website and allegedly sold video cards for mining through them. The seller requested full advance payment in cryptocurrency, but did not plan to deliver the equipment.
In 2020, he convinced a resident of Irkutsk to purchase 140 GPUs from him for more than 1.5 million rubles. Residents of Voronezh and Omsk were defrauded in a similar scheme for a total amount of 3.4 million rubles. Five more cases of fraud were revealed against residents of Yaroslavl, Voronezh and Kazan.
The total damage for eight episodes amounted to 5.2 million rubles.
The accused was detained in the Moscow region and taken into custody in the Yaroslavl region until the trial.
ForkLog previously reported that equipment worth 22 million rubles was stolen from a mining hotel in Chelyabinsk.
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