A Suffolk County IT supervisor was arrested this week for allegedly running a cryptocurrency mining operation out of government offices on Long Island, officials announced Wednesday.
Christopher Naples, 42, a supervisor of information technology operations for the county clerk’s office, is accused of operating 46 cryptocurrency mining devices in a county building in Riverhead, according to the Suffolk County District’s Attorney’s Office.
At least ten of the machines have been running since February, mining Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency — and inflating the electricity bill by $6,000, the prosecutors said.
The devices were located in six different rooms inside the county building, including under removable floorboards and inside
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