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A former Microsoft employee is being indicted by sovereign prosecutors of hidden present cards and vast sums of digital banking from a company and afterwards reselling a items online to criticism real-life purchases, including a $1.6 million lakefront home and $160,000 Tesla vehicle.
Volodymyr Kvashuk, a 25-year-old Ukrainian citizen vital in Renton, Wash., faces adult to 20 years in jail and $250,000 in fines after being charged Tuesday with mail fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in a Western District of Washington announced.
“Kvashuk was concerned in a contrast of Microsoft’s online sell sales platform, and used that contrast entrance to take ‘currency stored value’ such as present cards,” a bureau pronounced in a statement, adding that a think schemed to take some-more than $10 million from a company.
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The matter pronounced Kvashuk afterwards “resold a value on a internet, regulating a deduction to squeeze a $160,000 Tesla car and a $1.6 million dollar lakefront home.”
“Kvashuk, a associating program developer, attempted to facade digital justification that would snippet a rascal and a internet sales behind to him,” it added. “He used a bitcoin ‘mixing’ service in an try to censor a source of a supports eventually flitting into his bank account. In all, over a 7 months of Kvashuk’s bootleg activity, approximately $2.8 million was eliminated to his bank accounts.”
Prosecutors contend Microsoft confronted Kvashuk about a thefts in May 2018 and he was dismissed a month later.
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“We do not endorse a statuses of stream or former employees,” a association orator told Fox News on Wednesday when asked to criticism on a matter.
Kvashuk done his initial coming during a U.S. District Court in Seattle on Tuesday and has been incarcerated tentative another conference scheduled for Friday.
Fox News’ Kira Grant contributed to this report.