Italian IT expert arrested over fake money bought from the deep web

A 54-years-old IT expert from Voghera, Pavia, Italy, was reported to the Italian police in an international investigation called “Green Heart,” initiated by the Austrian police. The man had no criminal record but faces a minimum of 6 months of jail time or a fine for 1032 euros.

On 30th of November, the man was found in possession of a dozen euro banknotes, of various denominations, which turned out to be false. The 54-year-old man, who has confessed to being a frequent user of the dark web, explained that he had bought 25 fake banknotes from Austria via a dark web marketplace. The Italian police are investigating the event.


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