The Moldovan police have identified two members of a criminal group who stole funds from bank cards of citizens and laundered them through cryptocurrency. This is reported by local media.
According to the investigation, during 2020 and until now, the suspects transferred 2 million lei to their personal accounts (over $ 113,000 at the time of writing). Later they converted them to Bitcoin and Litecoin.
During one of the searches, the police seized 560,000 lei (over $ 31,600) in cash and two cars.
The suspects were arrested for 30 days and face up to eight years in prison.
Recall that in November 2020, a US court sentenced former Microsoft programmer Vladimir Kvashuk to prison for theft , money laundering and tax fraud with bitcoins. Through the company’s online retail platform, an attacker stole and sold digital gift cards. The damage from his scheme exceeded $ 10 million.