Former Worker Arrested for $18K Crypto Mine Hidden Under School

• A former facilities worker in the U.S. state of Massachusetts is alleged to have stolen nearly $18,000 worth of electricity to run 11 miners in a school’s crawl space.
• Nadeam Nahas was scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 23 facing charges of vandalizing a school and fraudulent use of electricity.
• Local police were reportedly initially informed about the operation in December 2021 after Cohasset’s facilities director noticed computers running constantly at the school’s boiler room.

Suspected Crypto Mining Operation Found at Massachusetts School

A former facilities worker in Massachusetts, United States, is accused of stealing nearly $18,000 worth of electricity to power an illegal cryptocurrency mining operation hidden inside a school’s crawl space.

Nadeam Nahas Facing Arrest After Missing Court Hearing

Nadeam Nahas, who had been working for the town of Cohasset prior to his dismissal over the incident, was due for court hearing on February 23 but failed to appear and now faces arrest under a default warrant from the court system. He is charged with vandalizing a school and fraudulently using electricity for his crypto mining venture between April 28th and December 14th 2021.

Police Notified About Operation in December 2021

Local police were first alerted about the illegal crypto mining setup when Cohasset’s facilities director noticed computers running constantly at the school’s boiler room basement during their investigation into excessive energy usage by the premises. The town calculated that Nahas had allegedly stolen $17,492 worth of electricity during this period as part of his crypto mining setup operation which ran 24/7 without detection until then.

Charges Against Nahas

Nahas was facing charges including vandalism and fraudulent use of electricity as mentioned above which would result in serious implications if he were found guilty by law enforcement or judicial authorities after his arrest under default warrant issued by courts for failing to comply with their orders or appear before them during hearing proceedings.

Implications For Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

This incident highlights once again how important it is for people involved with cryptocurrency operations such as mining activities to remain compliant with local laws and regulations regarding energy consumption and other related matters so that they can avoid any untoward consequences like these from happening in future due to their actions or negligence on part.