Wybo Wiersma set up a bogus website for people investing in the online currency lota and stole millions from more than 100 victims in the process.
All the victims of the 40-year-old Dutchman logged onto the same site to generate passwords with what they thought was a random string of 81 characters including capital letters and the number 9.
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Wiersma was arrested in Oxford on January 23 2019 and regional crime squad officers seized a number of devices. But when he was released on bail, Wiersma fled to the Netherlands. He was extradited back to the UK on April 7 2021 and appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court the following day.
He admitted the theft of £2,156,000 at Oxford Crown Court following a five-year investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).
Judge Michael Gledhill KC slammed Wiersma for his ‘greed and dishonesty’ as he handed down a four-and-a-half-year sentence behind bars.
He also deprived Wiersma of all his digital devices which had been seized by the court and made a confiscation order of £2,156,000.