Ercan Fikret Sezginer, who lives in Kyrenia, Cyprus, was arrested on charges of laundering the proceeds of crime, violating the IT legislation and obtaining illegal money due to the large amount of altcoins he stole from a Binance user and was sent to the courthouse. The allegations about the accused, who were caught by the Financial Crimes Fighting Teams, were conveyed by police officer Bilger Koral. cryptocoin.com We provide details as…
He stole a large amount of altcoins from Binance user
Financial police Koral reported that between September and October 2021, the crypto wallet of a Binance user named GY was illegally seized and 101.1 Ethereum worth a total of $350,000 was stolen, in an attempt to reach the suspect through fraudulent activity. Detainee Ercan Fikret Sezginer said that he moved 0.4989542 Ethereum to his own account, and 5.85 and 33 Ethereum to two separate accounts, and then transferred the funds from these accounts to the accounts of others.
According to police officer Bilger Koral, the suspect converted 5.85 Ethereum to $ 20 thousand 191 in the account and moved 33 Ethereum to a crypto exchange in Kyrenia. It was then exchanged for $101,791 worth of cash. According to Koral, while the suspect was taken into custody on February 16, he found a Macbook, a mobile phone, two laptops and a search of GY’s home and office. Suspicions arose when an iPad belonging to a wanted person was found along with an encrypted USB drive. Police stated that the suspect in his statement claimed that a person named GY had given him the password.
The scammer will be imprisoned for 3 days.
Koral added that the investigation continues and the accounts to which 39.3480542 Ethereum or 121 thousand 374 dollars were sent were uncovered, while the accounts to which 61, 7510458 Ethereum or 190 thousand 475 dollars were sent could not be found. Police reported that they searched two places and took statements from eight people. The teams demanded three days in prison, arguing that if the suspect was released, they could persuade the witnesses to testify.
In another recent development, in the operation carried out in Kocaeli, dozens of materials that were stated to be illegal and used in the production of crypto money were seized. Details can be found here.
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