Nicholas Truglia, a notorious crypto thief who has been engaged in enormous robberies, has been detained by the authorities in Florida. The reports point out that the allegations raised against him were related to fraud as well as carrying a hidden weapon. The person is reported to be 24 years old. As per the reports, the arrest of the infamous crypto swindler was carried out in Florida on the 9th of May.
Infamous Crypto Scammer Arrested for Gun Possession and Crypto Fraud in Florida
In addition to this, the reports also disclosed that the latest case’s circumstances have not been clarified up till now. Back in the previous year, another sentence was being faced by Truglia. At that time, the court sentenced him to experience imprisonment of up to 18 months. The allegations of that case took into account his engagement in fraud.
As included in that fraud, Truglia planned to swindle funds of up to $23M worth from a crypto Michael Terpin. He took part in a scheme and, as a result of that, the SIM card of the victim was linked to some other number. The respective technique is also known as “SIM swapping.” With this technique, the hackers get the ability to illegally access a cryptocurrency wallet without any authorization.
In this way, the crypto wallet in the victim’s possession is accessed by the attacker because it is connected to a phone number that is in the control of the members of the scheme. The case of Terpin secured nationwide media attention. As per the official records dealing with the case, Truglia remained successful in convincing an employee at AT&T to transact the phone number of Terpin onto an exclusive SIM card to carry out the SIM swapping.
After that, they succeeded in violating the security accounts of Terpin. Subsequently, they were able to reach the wallet as well as the email passwords of the crypto investor. Following that, the stolen crypto assets were shifted by Truglia into the wallet possessed by him. This led to the washing of the entirety of the respective crypto tokens into the primary cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
During the last year’s hearing, it was disclosed that an estimated amount of almost $53M in the form of jewellery, crypto assets, and artworks was possessed by Truglia. As included in the punishment, Truglia agreed to recompense more than $20M for Terpin’s compensation. At the beginning of this year, the infamous hacker got released from prison. Nevertheless, that was not the end of the matter.
After his release in January this year, moved to Ocoee in Florida to live along with his father. However, he was then again detained for supposed fraudulent operations and for possessing and carrying a hidden weapon. Apart from that, Truglia had acknowledged his engagement in the SIM swap of Rob Ross. While doing so, he remained successful in taking away nearly $1M of the life savings of Ross. The respective matter is being resolved in another case.
April 2023 Sees $103M Stolen in Crypto Hacks, Exploits, and Scams
Keeping this in view, justice will again be served to Truglia. Hence, he could again witness a jail time of several years on being found guilty of the charges levelled against him. The recent event was witnessed after the reports of multiple crypto hacks, exploits, and scams seen back in April this year. The respective incidents led to the theft of up to $103M, strongly impacting the unsuspecting crypto projects and investors.
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