Suspect of serial thefts of funds from citizens' bank accounts was arrested in Kursk

The Investigative Administration of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Kursk Region is investigating a criminal case on the fact of a series of money thefts from bank accounts of citizens.

It was established that a 29-year-old resident of the city of Samara carried out SMS mailing to telephone numbers of residents of the Kursk Region of a message about blocking of their bank cards. After that, the victims called back to the phone number indicated in the message, and the offender, introducing herself as an employee of a central credit institution, requested confidential information of bank card holders allegedly to verify the operation of credit cards, after which she transferred their money to controlled accounts and made purchases of large computer and household appliances in on-line stores.

Thanks to the joint actions of the Investigative Administration and the Criminal Investigation Department of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Kursk Region, the suspect was detained in Samara and transferred to Kursk. A large number of bank cards, SIM cards, and various computer equipment were seized from her.

Currently, the suspect's involvement in more than 10 episodes of theft from bank accounts totaling more than half a million rubles has been established.

Phonoscopic, computer, and forensic examinations have been appointed by investigators in the criminal case. Currently, the suspect has been arrested and is remanded in the pre-trial detention facility. She was charged under Art. 158 of the Criminal Code “Theft”, which provides for a punishment of up to 6 years in prison.

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