“The Police Division for the Shchukino District of Moscow received a complaint from a local resident about an offence committed against him. According to the complainant, he had intended to buy a car and for that purpose had decided to exchange the currency. Using the Internet, the man had found a bank branch with the most advantageous exchange rate, had called the contact telephone number specified in the advertisement, and set out to the bank. When the customer had arrived at the credit institution, an unknown man had met him there. The stranger had presented himself as a bank employee and invited the customer into a meeting room to check the money and exchange it. After the delivery of the cash, the malefactor had escaped. The damage had totaled 640,000 rubles,” said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.
As a result of the investigation and search activities, criminal investigation policemen of the Russian MIA Division for the Shchukino District detained two men suspected of that crime in the Western Administrative District of Moscow – a man previously convicted for a fraud and his accomplice. Both had arrived to Moscow from a near-abroad country.
The authorities initiated a criminal case against the detained men based on essential elements of a crime stipulated by Article 161 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
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