Fraud suspect was detained by police in Northern Administrative District of Moscow

Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English

“Criminal investigation officers of the Russian MIA Division for the Voykovsky District of Moscow captured a 31-year old visitor of the capital suspected of frauds against elderly people,” said the official representative of the Russian MIA Irina Volk.
“The police received a complaint that an unknown man had called a 94-year old citizen on the latter’s home telephone and presented himself as his grandson. The malefactor requested a large amount of cash because he had allegedly got into trouble. The pensioner withdrew 400 thousand rubles at the bank and, near his house, delivered the cash to a man who presented himself as his grandson’s friend,” added Irina Volk.
Similar offenses were committed against two other residents of Moscow aged 81 and 90.
The authorities initiated criminal cases subject to Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. As of now, those criminal cases have been consolidated.
“As a result of the investigation and search measures, the police identified the suspect and captured him. The court remanded the defendant in custody,” added the Ministry’s official representative.