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In Yalta, a «tourist» swindler from the Krasnodar Territory was detained — he robbed grandmothers

CrimeaPRESS reports:

In Yalta, police officers detained a suspect in several facts of remote fraud committed against pensioners. A little later, in the Krasnodar Territory, an accomplice of the “guest performer” was also detained.

Alas, the “Your relative is in trouble” scheme still works.

In Yalta, an unknown person called the stationary phones of pensioners. In the first case, the man introduced himself as a law enforcement officer, saying that a relative had been in an accident, the culprit of which he was. The second victim on the other end of the phone allegedly heard the voice of her daughter-in-law. Moreover, in both cases, in order to help a loved one out of trouble, it is necessary to transfer a large amount of money to the courier. Concerned elderly people followed the instructions of the callers, and after a while they found out that they were victims of fraud, which they reported to the police.

Caught in the trick of swindlers, one of the victims of the scammers handed over 700 thousand rubles to a stranger, the second victim lost 230 thousand rubles.

The police officers immediately proceeded to search activities, as a result of which they tracked down the suspect and detained him in hot pursuit. The attacker turned out to be a 23-year-old resident of the Krasnodar Territory.

The operatives learned that the attacker needed money and, on the advice of a friend who was already working as a courier and was familiar with the criminal scheme “Your relative got into an accident,” agreed to participate in the scam. The suspect received messages in a messenger from an unknown person indicating the addresses where they need to pick up the agreed amount of money, and the account number for their transfer. During the arrest, a large amount of money in different currencies and two mobile phones were found and confiscated from the suspect.— said the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.

Police also identified an acquaintance of the 23-year-old suspect who provided a tip for involvement in the serial scam. The attacker, a 19-year-old young man, was detained by police at his place of residence — in the Krasnodar Territory. He said that through a bank transfer he received a percentage of the funds stolen from pensioners when he attracted his friend to participate.

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The investigative divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Yalta initiated criminal cases under Part 2 and Part 3 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud). According to the sanctions of this article, the maximum penalty is 6 years in prison.

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