According to NJ.com, 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.
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.
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.