In Yalta, an 82-year-old grandmother “helped” her granddaughter… Gave 100,000 rubles to scammers
In Yalta, police officers detained another courier who acted according to the scheme “Your relative got into an accident.”
A 50-year-old local resident turned to the duty unit of the Yalta police. The woman reported that an unknown person deceived a large amount of money from her 82-year-old mother.
The police found out that a man who introduced himself as a law enforcement officer called the victim on a landline phone. He said that the pensioner’s granddaughter got into an accident and needed money to help the «victim». At the same time, the caller said that it was the woman’s relative who was responsible for the accident and insisted that a criminal case would be initiated if compensation in the amount of 100,000 rubles was not paid to another participant in the accident.
Soon the victim handed over this amount to the courier who came to her. Only after that, the worried pensioner called her daughter back and found out that no one had been in an accident, and the story told by the unknown was fiction.— told the details (already trivial) in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.
The police officers immediately started searching for the courier. After checking the escape routes and possible movement patterns, the law enforcement officers got on the trail of the attacker and detained him. The suspect was a previously repeatedly convicted 23-year-old resident of Armyansk.
The operatives learned that the attacker, wanting to earn some money, agreed to participate in a criminal scheme called “Your relative got into an accident”, the victims of which are most often elderly citizens.
The detainee received a message from an unknown person in a messenger indicating the address where the agreed amount of money should be collected and the account number for transferring it. In this case, the suspect was entitled to a percentage of the transaction. However, having acquired other people’s money, the suspect decided to cancel the agreement, leaving the entire amount to himself. After that, he disposed of the funds at his own discretion. A confession was received from the attacker— reported in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.
The investigator of the police department No. 3 «Massandrovsky» of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Yalta initiated a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under Part 2 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud). The accomplice of the scammers faces a punishment of up to 5 years in prison.
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