This Man Stole $15,000 Worth of Crypto and Accidentally Apologized to Police

Libra Coin News
Mon, 09/02/2019 - 18:22
Alex Dovbnya
Darren Carter wanted to apologize to the victim, but his reluctance to double-check the email address backfired big time  
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According to, New Jersey resident Darren Carter happened to send an apology letter to the police after pilfering more than $15,000 worth of cryptocurrency. He inadvertently helped local authorities to put an end to this case.  

Carter stole his victim’s phone and used is SIM-card to steal $15,472 from his or her Coinbase account. The bad actor swiftly converted his newly acquired crypto into fiat — the aforementioned sum ended up in Carter’s account.

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Carter felt compunction and decided to apologize to the victim by email. However, his plan went terribly wrong after it turned out that Carter actually sent his remorseful words to the detective who was investigating the theft.

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The report states that Carter has been charged with identity theft, but he was actually in jail during the arrest on charges that have nothing to do with crypto.

The victim got the stolen sum back now after the four-month-long investigation was completed. 

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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