Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
The Ordzhonikidzevsky District court of the city of Novokuznetsk passed a sentence in a criminal case brought against a previously convicted 31-year-old local woman. She was accused of committing 8 crimes under part 2 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code.
Investigator of the Novobaydaevsky police division of the MIA of Russia Administration for Novokuznetsk established that the defendant had created accounts in one of the social networks through which she offered Internet users to buy branded women’s clothes, shoes and bags. She accompanied posts about the sale of these goods with images downloaded from various sites of legitimate online stores. From customers, she demanded a mandatory advance payment for orders and promised to deliver the goods as soon as possible. However, after the transfer of money by several customers, the fraudster deleted the created fake page and created a new one to search for the next victims. Under this scheme, the swindler managed to deceive residents of eight regions of Russia: Trans-Baikal, Krasnoyarsk and Altai territories, Voronezh, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and Kurgan regions, and the Republic of Khakassia. The victims in the criminal case are 8 women. The total damage caused to them was about 90,000 rubles.
After collecting the evidence base, the criminal case was sent to court, which found the fraudster guilty and appointed her punishment in the form of 300 hours of compulsory work. Also, the convicted person has to compensate for the material damage caused.