An accomplice of scammers, a “cog” in the “Your relative got into an accident” scheme, was detained in Simferopol.
A fraud suspect detained by police in Simferopol faces up to five years in prison
A 73-year-old local resident contacted the Simferopol police and reported that she had become a victim of scammers. The applicant said that she received a call from an unknown person who reported an alleged accident in which her son was the culprit. To avoid bringing her relative to criminal liability, the pensioner, believing the scammers, gave 130 thousand rubles to the arriving taxi driver.
Criminal investigation officers of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Simferopol, as a result of operational search activities, quickly identified the suspect. He turned out to be a 20-year-old Sevastopol resident. The attacker was detained by Simferopol operatives together with colleagues from the Sevastopol police not far from the ATM. The young man said that an unknown person wrote to him on one of the social networks and asked him to provide a service for a monetary reward — to pick up a bag of money from the taxi driver and transfer it to a specified account.— said the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Crimea.
The police seized 20 thousand rubles from the attacker, which the young man kept for himself as “earnings” and did not have time to spend, a check from an ATM for the transfer of funds, as well as a mobile phone with correspondence between the suspect and the “employer”.
The investigator of the OP No. 2 «Kyiv» of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Simferopol opened a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under Part 2 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud committed with causing significant damage to a citizen). The sanction of the article provides for a maximum penalty of imprisonment for a term of up to five years.