A Nevada woman was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Sacramento, accused of trying to hire a hit man on the Darkweb with $5,000 in bitcoin to kill her ex-husband.
Kristy Lynn Felkins, 36, of Fallon is accused of communicating with someone in 2016 on a website that purported to offer murder-for-hire services and sending 12 bitcoin to kill her ex-husband while he was traveling in Chico, court records say.
The website was a scam that simply took money from unsuspecting customers and is no longer active, authorities say.
Felkins could not be reached for comment Thursday. U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott’s office said Felkins was arrested in Fallon and a federal magistrate judge in Reno subsequently released her.
A criminal complaint filed under seal last week lays out