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In the Crimea neutralized a gang of telephone scammers. The trial of the «couriers» will be held in Evpatoria

CrimeaPRESS reports:

In Yevpatoriya, investigators from the police department sent two criminal cases to court against members of organized groups who stole money from citizens through deceit — telephone fraud.

A 22-year-old Yevpatorian and a 29-year-old resident of the Saki district through a messenger united with other participants into a stable organized group to systematically commit acquisitive crimes against property in the Republic of Crimea related to fraud against the elderly. The swindlers used the scheme «Your relative got into an accident.» They called pensioners, introduced themselves as law enforcement officers and reported that their relative was responsible for the accident, after which they demanded money to compensate the victims.

Those accused of the criminal scheme acted as couriers who took money from deceived citizens and deposited it into bank accounts, for which they received their benefit in the amount of 10 percent of the amounts deposited— the details were reported in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.

Investigators identified at least 15 victims of the unlawful activities of the accused, the damage from which amounted to more than 5 million rubles.

The investigation is completed, the defendants are charged with 15 crimes under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud committed by an organized group on an especially large scale). The sanction of the article provides for a maximum penalty of imprisonment for up to 10 years with a fine of up to one million rubles.

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