Feds Arrest NY Man Over Role In Bitcoins-For-Cards Scheme

By Dean Seal (March 4, 2019, 10:02 PM EST) -- Authorities in Boston have arrested a New Yorker over his alleged participation in an unidentified website's multimillion-dollar operation to exchange bitcoins for personal payment card information, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday.

Vitalii Antonenko is charged in the complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service into the online sale of stolen payment card data and personally identifiable information. The criminal proceeds of those sales have been linked to accounts and bitcoin wallets in Antonenko's name, the complaint said.

"Antonenko had no identified source of income that would...

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