In Crimea, the prosecutor’s office of the Belogorsk district approved the indictment in a criminal case against five local residents. They are accused of committing crimes under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud), paragraph «a» part 3 of Art. 163 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (extortion).
According to the investigators, according to the distributed roles, the members of the organized group misled the victims and tricked them into taking loans in order to purchase various household appliances. Having an employee of an electronics store among the members of the criminal group, various technical devices were sold to the victims using borrowed funds, which were subsequently appropriated by members of the group and sold in a thrift store , the Crimean prosecutor’s office reported.
In addition, three members of this group, using violence and torture against a resident of the Belogorsk district and threatening to injure him, demanded money from the latter. The damage caused by the criminal actions of the accused amounted to more than 300 thousand rubles.
Depending on the degree of participation in the crimes committed, the perpetrators face punishment of up to 10 years in prison. The criminal case, together with the approved indictment, was sent to the Belogorsk District Court for consideration on the merits.