The investigative unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Buryatia completed the investigation of a criminal case against a person charged with stealing money from citizens on a large scale through fraud.
A 30-year-old woman from Ulan-Ude was misleading citizens, offering them a possibility of short-term business investment on the condition of returning larger amounts. One of the first clients was her acquaintance, a resident of Ulan-Ude, who, believing in the possibility of quick profits, gave her about 14 million rubles.
Subsequently, for her illegal activities, the citizen rented an office, and, when receiving clients, showed keen interest in their life, established close friendly relations, and even visited their family holidays. Citizens gave over their money to her without fear. At the same time, in order to maintain confidence and attract even more potential clients, the defendant made payments of insignificant amounts to some “investors”. When payments stopped, deceived customers began calling the police.
Thus, in 2017, she deceived nine people. The largest amount raised was about 21 million rubles, the smallest - 540 thousand.
Already in 2018, she committed a theft of more than a million rubles from a resident of Ulan-Ude on the pretext of receiving an advance payment for the delivery of a batch of cell phones.
In total, the defendant stole the funds of citizens totaling more than 46 million rubles.
Currently, the criminal case has been sent to Court for consideration on the merits.
The maximum penalty imposed by the sanctions of this article is up to 10 years in prison.
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