“Criminal investigation officers of the Internal Affairs (IA) Administration for the South Administrative District of the MIA of Russia GA for Moscow, together with colleagues from the Saratov and Volgograd regions, detained four suspects in committing fraud against pensioners,” said the official representative of the Russian MIA Irina Volk.
It was established that the offenders called citizens residing in the metropolitan region, and, introducing themselves as social workers, informed them on the compensation, to which they were entitled in the framework of one of the social programs. For the transfer of the money they demanded for details of bank cards and digital codes. After gaining access to the savings of the elderly people, the offenders stole money from their accounts.
“As a result of the operational-search measures, police officers with the participation of Rosgvardia detained four suspects in Saratov and Volgograd, who were two men and two women aged from 28 to 41,” added Irina Volk.
In the course of searches at the detainees’ places of residence, operatives found and seized mobile phones, sim-cards, databases of residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg, notebooks with records.
Investigators of the Internal Affairs Administration for the South Administrative District of the MIA of Russia GA for Moscow instituted criminal proceedings on the grounds of the crime provided for in Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. With respect to the two defendants, a measure of procedural coercion was chosen in the form of an obligation to appear, while the rest are remanded in custody.
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