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Several members of the National Police based in Rivne, Ukraine were accused of using electricity at work to mine cryptocurrency, reported on 22 May.

According to, several police officers have been found guilty of theft of energy for illegal purposes, namely to mine crypto assets at work. It’s assumed that the employees, whose names remain unknown, have carried out mining operations for four months. The authorities have failed to identify the amount of stolen electricity and the mined currency.

Employees of the Communications and Communication Department of the National Police in the Rivne region for about four months were engaged in the crypto-loan mining directly in the workplace. This edition learned from the materials of the criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Article 185 of the Criminal Code,” wrote the media.

According to, the National Police Department for Internal Security identified the special mining equipment in the “office of the Communications Department” in April 2018.

On the same day, the investigator of the regional administration withdrew from his colleagues two wooden frames, which housed a total of eight video cards, six power supplies, two hard drives, a motherboard and a full-fledged system unit.”

Ukraine is among the countries where mining cryptocurrency is legal if the operations are carried out according to the law.

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