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Five episodes of fraud under the scheme «Your relative got into an accident» were uncovered in Kerch in «hot pursuit»

CrimeaPRESS reports:

Employees of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Kerch in hot pursuit detained three couriers of telephone swindlers, each of whom, acting separately according to the same scheme “Your relative got into an accident”, deceived money from 5 elderly Kerch residents. In total, pensioners gave the attackers about 3 million rubles.

It was established that these persons, in order to earn money, were looking for job advertisements in the messenger, where they were found by telephone scammers and offered to earn extra money as couriers. After discussing the conditions with anonymous curators, they agreed to become participants in a criminal scheme.— said the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.

One of the detainees, a 20-year-old young man, went to the address of an 85-year-old woman who was convinced by phone that her granddaughter had been in a serious accident, and in order to help her, handed over 150,000 rubles to the courier.

Police officers detained the attacker in one of the banks of Kerch. When trying to transfer money obtained by criminal means to the account of the organizers. The stolen funds, part of which he managed to spend on personal needs, were seized during a personal search and returned to the rightful owner.

In the second case, the criminal investigation officers detained a 56-year-old woman who similarly stole 800 thousand rubles from an 85-year-old woman from Kerch, who was also convinced by unknown people in a telephone conversation that her daughter was the culprit of a serious accident.

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Also, the detectives of the criminal investigation department went on the trail of an attacker suspected of serial fraud, consisting of three episodes.

The third detainee, a 33-year-old man suspected of serial fraud, stole more than 1.9 million rubles from three pensioners aged 73 to 84 in just a day of such “work”.

All defendants are currently in custody. Criminal cases were initiated against them under Parts 2, 3 and 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Fraud”). The sanction of the article provides for up to ten years in prison— specified in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.

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