Criminal Investigation Officers identified the suspect of fraud.
An unemployed woman from Surgut born in 1980 and previously convicted for property crimes, deceived 25 residents of Surgut and the Surgut District. Introducing herself as an employee of the Surgut administration, the woman offered housing at an attractive price. People, hoping to purchase apartments at a low cost, gave the offender millions of rubles, but the paperwork got delayed, the suspect came up with various reasons for the failure of the transaction.
The preliminary damage from the actions of the offender is at least 40 million rubles, and this is only in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Ugra.
As it was found, she had also deceived residents of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Chelyabinsk and Tyumen Regions.
During the operational search activities, the woman was detained by officers of the MIA of Russia Administration for the city of Yekaterinburg when receiving money from an applicant.
Investigators of the MIA of Russia Administration for Surgut and the MIA of Russia Division for the Surgut District initiated criminal cases on the grounds of crimes under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code “Fraud”. This article presumes a punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of up to 10 years. It should be noted that analogous criminal cases were instituted in the Chelyabinsk and Tyumen regions as well as in the Yamal.
Currently, the suspect is arrested and placed in temporary detention facility in Yekaterinburg.
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