Australian Woman Charged With Unlawfully Exchanging Over $3M in Crypto

Australian Woman Charged With Unlawfully Exchanging Over $3M in Crypto

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An Australian woman has been charged by New South Wales State Police for unlawfully exchanging millions of dollars-worth of cryptocurrency including bitcoin.

As reported by , detectives from the New South Wales (NSW) Cybercrime Squad charged the unnamed woman after conducting a search of her car outside a shopping center in Burwood, Sydney, on Thursday and discovering AU$60,000 (US$38,736) in cash and 3.8 bitcoin on a hard wallet device.

The chief of the Cybercrime Squad, Detective Superintendent Matt Craft, said it was the first arrest by the team relating to “non-compliant digital currency providers” in the state, and may be the first of its kind in Australia, as per the report.

“This will be the first of many arrests I believe we will make over the coming years and you’re being put on notice,” Craft said, presumably addressing others conducting unlawful cryptocurrency sales.

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