December 9, 2022

FSB: Three employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations stole mining equipment for 63 million rubles

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FSB: Three employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations stole mining equipment for 63 million rubles

The FSB department for the Republic of Khakassia announced a major theft of equipment for the extraction of cryptocurrencies. The volume of the theft amounted to 63 million rubles, and three employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations are considered suspects.

Two firemen together with a certain individualIn the spring of last year, an entrepreneur placed a container on the territory of the Rail Abakan Vagonmash enterprise. The container was connected to power supply networks and equipment for cryptocurrency mining received from a third-party organization was deployed, law enforcement officers say.

The fall of the cryptocurrency market and income led toequipment placement debt. Under the pretext of reimbursing the debt, the organizers of a kind of mining hotel in April 2022 decided to move the entire farm to another place. In total, 287 devices were stolen for a total amount of over 63 million rubles, the FSB assures.

The Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Abakan opened a criminal case under part 1 of article 330 of the Criminal Code "Arbitrariness". Operational-search measures are now being carried out in order to establish all the circumstances of the case.

In June, the organizers of a mining hotel in the Irkutsk region took
all the equipment and fled. The damage from the theft of devices exceeded 100 million rubles.