Indian police arrest woman who stole 64 bitcoins from her former employer
Police officers in India have arrested a woman who stole 64 bitcoins (price about $430,000) from her former employer.
The 26-year-old woman, Ayushi Jain, labored for Bengaluru-based Bitcipher Labs and stole bitcoins earlier this yr, the Times of India reported Friday.
Ashish Singhal, co-founder of Bitcipher Labs, observed the irregularity and filed a criticism with police, which led to Jain’s arrest.
“Me, Vimal Sagar Tiwari and Govind Kumar Soni hold a hard wallet on behalf of BitCipher Labs. The private keys were held among the three of us. Recently, we found that 63.5 bitcoins (Rs 36,662,259) were stolen and transferred through the exchange of SwapLab between January 11 and March 11,” Singhal was quoted as saying within the report.
It stays unclear what enterprise does BitCipher Labs conduct. The Block has reached out to Singhal for feedback and can replace this story ought to we hear again.
Police took the woman into custody on Wednesday and have recovered all stolen funds. “We seized a laptop which contained the history, showing how Ayushi used the passphrase and stole money in instalments between January and March. She confessed to the crime. By Thursday afternoon, we recovered the entire amount,” an investigating officer was quoted as saying within the report.
Another report from The New Indian Express means that Jain stole bitcoins to begin her personal crypto change and that she transformed bitcoins into monero and later transferred them to her Binance account.
“The woman volunteered to transfer the stolen bitcoins back to their original owners, and it was done,” the police had been quoted as saying within the report.