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Penza colony prisoner organized criminal group of telephone scam

15:57 | 01.08.2012 | Incidents

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Penza, 1 August 2012. PenzaNews. Officers of “K” department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs disrupted a criminal group, engaged in telephone fraud. Its leader and coordinator was a 38-year-old convict of the Penza regional prison.

Penza colony prisoner organized criminal group of telephone scam

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“It was he who carried out calls to stationary phones of the citizens, presented himself as a relative of the potential victim, and reported that he was in an accident, and demanded money for compensation,” reported the press service of “K” department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

According to the Ministry, depending on the victim’s behavior the fraudster claimed the sum from 10 thousand to 300 thousand rubles. Criminals collected the money of gullible citizens and transferred it to the bankcard belonging to the fraud coordinator’s mistress.

“Operational-search activities detected that during 6 months of the criminal group existence Moscow residents were deprived of 6 million rubles. Most of the victims were elderly people. All members of the criminal group are detained, the coordinator of the group is transferred to solitary confinement. A criminal case is filed under Art. 159 of the Criminal Code “Fraud,” summarized the press service of “K” department.

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