Bitcoin Account Dispute Leads to Two Women Arrested for Home Invasion
Home Invasion Over Bitcoin Dispute
Officers have arrested two women for their alleged involvement in a home invasion in March in Killingly, Connecticut. According to officials, the invasion was due to a dispute involving a bitcoin account.
The victim is said to have opened a bitcoin account for one of the suspects, who was under investigation for narcotic sales and delivery through the postal system. No details are known about the other suspect. The victim seems to have recognized the suspects, one of whom she claims had pistol-whipped her in the head and utilized an electronic cattle prod on a second victim. The first victim was able to escape to a neighbor’s house. In the meantime, the suspects burglarized the home, taking money, cell phones, and a television.
Though this is not a crime involving money laundering, which cryptocurrency is often connected to, it does show that it can drive other types of crime – home theft. This is not the only non-money laundering crypto-related incident. Earlier this year, there had been a shooting in Miami where a bitcoin deal fell through.
In this case, according to the victim, one of the suspects was looking for funds and passwords related to her bitcoin account. One of the suspects was charged with home invasion, risk of injury to a child, third-degree criminal mischief, and more. The second suspect was similarly charged.