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Toledo man accused of $4.7 million Bitcoin scheme received charges

(Source: Lucas County Jail) (Source: Lucas County Jail)
TOLEDO, OH (AP) -

 A Toledo man was charged in federal court Friday in relation to a $4.7 million Bitcoin scheme.

Mark Simon, 34, was charged with production of false identification documents, transfer of false identification documents and possession of equipment used to produced false identification documents.

He was arraigned in Toledo Municipal court with 17 charges of transferring false identification documents and forgery.

The government seized $4.7 million in Bitcoin, which is digital money that isn't tied to a bank or government,

In addition to those crimes, Simon is also accused of forging driver licenses and selling them.

His bond is set at $5 million.

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