Investigators of the General Investigation Administration of the MIA of Russia GA for the Nizhny Novgorod Region investigated the criminal case against a female resident of Nizhny Novgorod, who, under the pretext of selling French bulldogs, stole more than 2.5 million rubles from two foreigners.
During the investigation of the criminal case, police officers found that a 34-year-old resident of Nizhny Novgorod, who was a dog breeder, from December 2016 to March 2017, through thematic groups in various thematic messengers, was looking for buyers willing to buy puppies of the French Bulldog breed.
According to the materials of the criminal case, the woman did not plan to actually execute the sale and purchase transaction. Her goal was to seize other people's money. To that end, the defendant acquired SIM cards registered to third parties, and used them for communication with potential clients to whom she introduced herself as a resident of another country.
To implement her criminal intent, the woman chose two representatives of a foreign state. During the correspondence, she promised them to sell eight puppies at a price lower than the market price and to deliver the animals free of charge to the homes of future owners.
Having received more than 2.5 million rubles from the foreigners, the defendant cashed them through the accounts of her friends and relatives, and then used them for personal needs. No puppies were delivered to the customers.
At present, the investigation of the criminal case initiated on the grounds of the crimes provided for under part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and part 2 of Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation has been completed. The materials of the case have been sent to court for consideration on the merits.
According to Russian law, for committing such criminal acts, the defendant can be sentenced at maximum to an imprisonment for up to ten years.
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