May 25, 2022

Dagestan miner accused of stealing electricity for 34 million rubles

A criminal case has been opened in Dagestan against a mining farm operator illegally consuming electricity. Miner is accused of damaging the energy company for 34 million rubles.

According to Interfax, the security serviceRosseti North Caucasus, together with law enforcement agencies, identified a mining farm that illegally consumed electricity. According to the press service of the Dagestan Network Company, a subsidiary of Rosseti North Caucasus, illegal mining caused damage to the organization over 34 million rubles.

According to the investigation, in May of this yeara thirty-year-old man, whose name was not disclosed, rented a non-residential premises located at the existing construction base in the village of New Khushet. In this room, the suspect placed a mining farm for mining BTC and LTC. During the search, law enforcement authorities found components for computers and 518 devices for mining cryptocurrencies.

According to law enforcement agencies, forThe mining used electric power obtained by illegally connecting to the power line, which passed near the construction base. At the same time, the suspect did not conclude an energy supply agreement with the Dagestan Energy Retail Company, and an agreement to connect to the networks of the Dagestan Network Company.

Law enforcement authorities institute criminal proceedingsthe case in accordance with paragraph “b” of part 3 of article 165 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - causing property damage through fraud or breach of trust. A preliminary investigation is ongoing.

Recall that last month the InvestigativeThe committee opened a criminal case against the former head of the Russian Post branch in Mineralnye Vody. He is suspected of illegal mining at the company's facilities. In addition, in March, St. Petersburg police revealed an illegal connection to the power grid in order to steal electricity for mining.