A cellular phone thief that stole $15,000 well worth of cryptocurrency has been caught after he mistakenly sent an apology electronic mail to a detective investigating the situation, NJ.com reports.

New Jersey male Darren Carter (29) is explained to have swiped a Connecticut resident’s cellphone at a Californian airport in April. He then utilised it to siphon resources from the victim’s Coinbase account.

Investigators had been capable to trace the pilfered cryptocurrency again to Carter as it experienced been moved to a PayPal account inside hrs of the cellular phone becoming taken, albeit after it was transformed to US pounds through Coinbase.

PayPal finally recovered the $15,472.31 and returned it to the target, some 4 months right after it was stolen.

Ironically, Carter was now in jail on unrelated costs when authorities arrived in South Jersey to arrest him for identification theft.

He’s reportedly been extradited to Connecticut and afterwards transported to California, the place he’s been held  not able to post $150,000 bail.

Revealed September 2, 2019 — 15:44 UTC