Romanian Suspected of Audacious Cryptocurrency Theft Arrested

Romanian Suspected of Audacious Cryptocurrency Theft Arrested

A Ripple coin in front of a monitor showing a stock barometer in Duesseldorf, Germany, January 20, 2021. Archive photo: EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

A tribunal in Iasi in northeastern Romania has ordered the pre-trial detention of 30 days for a man arrested last Thursday for allegedly stealing half a million euros in crypto from a leading cryptocurrency operator, sources from the organised crime prosecution office told BIRN.

The victim of the fraud is a company based in the Cayman Islands, and the seventh-largest cryptocurrency operator in the world, prosecutors said in a statement.

According to the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism, DIICOT, the suspect broke into…

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