New Hampshire Man Charged in Scheme that Used Bitcoin to Buy Personal Data

A New Hampshire man has been charged in a fraud scheme that involved using Bitcoin to buy stolen personal data belonging to people across the country, officials said.

Jonathan Nguyen, 23, of Windham, was charged Tuesday in federal court with conspiring to engage in wire fraud, access-device fraud and identity theft, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office said.

Nguyen and others involved in the scheme used the personal information they bought to purchase tickets to sporting events and gift cards which Nguyen sold, Lelling said.

Nguyen faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of at least $250,000.

No defense attorney was listed in court records for Nguyen.

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