Ohio Man in Bathtub of Cash Admits Theft of Bitcoin Held by IRS

An Ohio man who was photographed lounging in a bathtub full of dollar bills pleaded guilty Friday to the theft of millions of dollars of Bitcoin from a computer device seized by the government in a money-laundering case against his older brother.

Gary Harmon, 31, told a federal judge in Washington, DC, that he used his brother’s credentials to recreate eight Bitcoin wallets stored on a device in an Internal Revenue Service evidence locker in April 2020. As authorities watched helplessly, Harmon swiped 713 digital tokens valued at about $4.9 million. They’re now worth more than twice that amount.

The …