Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
The police received a complaint from a 43-year old resident of Moscow. According to the victim, an unknown man had called her mobile telephone. The man represented himself as a bank employee and told her that it was impossible to use the bank’s services in the nearest time because of technical issues. To avoid problems related to cash withdrawal, the malefactor asked the woman to give him her card details. Soon, 1 million and 650 thousand rubles were stolen from the complainant’s account.
As a result of the investigation and search operations, the police apprehended the suspect at the place of his residence in the Moscow Region. That is a 23-year old native of a near-abroad country having several prior convictions. The malefactor used the stolen money for his personal needs.
The Investigation Division of the Russian MIA Division for the Timiryazevsky District initiated a criminal case based on essential elements of a crime stipulated by Article 158 “Theft” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The suspect was remanded in custody. Policemen currently carry out measures aiming to identify the detainee’s potential accomplices and additional facts of his unlawful activities.