It has recently been reported that alleged Mintpal scammers Ryan Kennedy and Chelsea Hopkins have been arrested by authorities in the United Kingdom.
Syscoin reports that it is working with these authorities to resolve the ongoing situation involving Kennedy and Hopkins:
“Undoubtedly people are wondering what is going on with the legal battle regarding the 750btc stolen from the Syscoin Escrow fund, Mintpal / Moolah / Ryan Kennedy / Alex Green / etc. We are permitted to disclose that both Ryan Kennedy and Chelsea Hopkins were arrested by UK authorities. We’re working with UK authorities, UK courts, Interpol and the legal bodies to resolve this properly and make sure any wrong doing is met with the full force of UK Justice. We’re also ensuring any accomplices who were complicit in this crime are being held accountable. There are no free rides.”
Kennedy and Hopkins allegedly stole 750 bitcoins from the Mintpal altcoin exchange in October of 2014, which forced the exchange to cease all operations. Ryan Kennedy is suspected of being a career Internet scammer, who has gone by many different aliases over the years.
CoinFinance will continue to follow this story and will provide updates as they become available.
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