Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“Investigators of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Lipetsk Region completed the investigation of a criminal case under part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, against the defendant who had tried to steal more than 200 thousand dollars from a pensioner.
During the preliminary investigation it was established that last September two residents of the Lipetsk Region received information about the availability of more than 200 thousand US dollars on a bank account of a 82-year-old pensioner living in the Krasnodar Territory. Having the personal data of the elderly person and using a fake passport in his name, one of the offenders transferred money in the amount of 100 thousand US dollars to another account, and subsequently cashed them,” said the official representative of the MIA of Russia Irina Volk.
After a couple of months, the offenders decided to withdraw the remaining amount from the pensioner’s account. By that time, the police already knew that the data of the elderly person had been used by scammers. And as soon as a suspicious visitor showed a fake passport to a bank employee and asked him to transfer the remaining money to his account, she pressed the alarm button. The perpetrator of the “scam” was detained by the staff on the spot, and its organizer – at home after a short time.
“The funds stolen from the bank account were returned to the victim.
Currently, the investigation is completed, the criminal case, with an indictment approved by the prosecutor’s office, was sent to the Yeletsky City Court of the Lipetsk Region for examination on the merits,” added Irina Volk.