Nevada woman tried to hire hit man to kill her ex in NorCal for $5,000 in bitcoin: Feds

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Kristy Lynn Felkins is seen in an undated photo released by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Kristy Lynn Felkins is seen in an undated photo released by the U.S. Department of Justice.

A federal grand jury in California has indicted a 36-year-old Nevada woman accused of trying to hire a hit man on the internet for $5,000 in bitcoin to kill her ex-husband.

Kristy Lynn Felkins of Fallon is accused of communicating with someone in 2016 on a website that purported to offer murder-for-hire services.

Federal court records say the website indicated her ex-husband was living in Durham, North Carolina, at the time and she wanted him killed while he was traveling in Chico, California.

Authorities say the website turned out to be a scam that simply took money from unsuspecting customers and is no longer active.

If convicted, Felkins faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison, officials said.

The case was the product of an investigation by a group of agents in a multi-agency task force focused on targeting “all forms of darkweb and cryptocurrency criminal activity” in California, according to the Department of Justice.

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