You may remember, last week, the tale of the hipster husband-and-wife team busted on charges of a gargantuan $4.5 billion Bitcoin theft scheme:
Well, the story gets even better: The would-be masterminds were arrested for having allegedly used part of the massive haul to purchase... a Walmart gift card:
One cluster of bitcoin addresses, identified in court filings as 36B6mu, caught investigators' attention.
On May 3, 2020, a fraction of a bitcoin went from the cluster to an exchange that sells prepaid gift cards. In return, a $500 gift card for Walmart was sent to a Russian-registered email. The transaction, however, was conducted via an IP address linked to a cloud service provider in New York that investigators linked to Mr. Lichtenstein, according to the agents.
Portions of the gift card, filings said, were then redeemed through Walmart's phone app. Three purchases were conducted online using Ms. Morgan's name, using one of her emails, and the couple's apartment address was provided for delivery.
This is the sort of thing you gotta step out of the room to laugh about.
What do you think they bought with all that Walmart cash? Maybe a new toaster oven?
Or maybe a vacuum??
Or, shoot, maybe a brand new set of plastic containers???
With $500 in Walmart cash, the possibilities are endless! Well, until you get arrested, anyway.
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