Russian Man Who Stole His Friend's Crypto Mining Equipment Sentenced
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Russian Man Who Stole His Friend's Crypto Mining Equipment Sentenced

4mo ago

He later returned the rigs because he didn't understand how to use them.

Russian Man Who Stole His Friend's Crypto Mining Equipment Sentenced

A Russian man has been convicted after stealing cryptocurrency mining equipment worth 1.6 million rubles ($217,440.)

According to local prosecutors, the 34-year-old entered his friend’s garage and took the rigs without their consent.

It all turned out to be a pointless exercise anyway. As the police began a preliminary investigation into what happened, the man ended up returning everything — and admitted he couldn’t use the stolen goods because he lacked understanding about how crypto worked.

A court has now sentenced the man to a three-year suspended sentence, and he will also face a probationary period of three years.

All of this means that he will avoid seeing the inside of a jail cell, provided that he stays out of trouble in the future.