Florida Man's Cryptocurrency Theft Scheme Ends in Home Invasion Convictions
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Florida Man’s Cryptocurrency Theft Scheme Ends in Home Invasion Convictions

A Florida man was found guilty of carrying out many violent house invasions with the intent to steal bitcoin valued at thousands of dollars.

Remy St Felix, 24, of West Palm Beach, and his accomplice broke into the victims’ houses in Durham, Florida, Texas, and New York, according to trial testimony.

According to court records, the 76-year-old couple in the Durham case was zip-tied and held at gunpoint.

After that, they made threats of violence against the victim and her spouse, and additional accomplices took more than $150,000 in cryptocurrency out of the victim’s account.

“The victims in this case suffered a horrible, painful experience that no citizen should have to endure,” U.S. Attorney Sandra J. Hairston for the Middle District of North Carolina stated. “The defendant and his co-conspirators acted purely out of greed and callously terrorized those they targeted. The jury’s verdict in this case represents a vital step in securing justice for these victims.”

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Based on the evidence, St. Felix performed physical surveillance before to attempting the house invasion after gaining access to the targets’ email accounts.

While en route to carry out a second home invasion in New York in July, St. Felix was apprehended by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

They detained thirteen other people as well. On September 11, St. Felix is due to be sentenced.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri, head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, said, “The jury’s verdict today – the latest in more than a dozen convictions in this case – should serve as yet another reminder that the Criminal Division and its partners are committed to bringing violent offenders to justice, no matter how technically sophisticated their crimes may be.”

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