Posted 17 февраля 2023,, 11:37

Published 17 февраля 2023,, 11:37

Modified 17 февраля 2023,, 12:41

Updated 17 февраля 2023,, 12:41

Murmansk police officers detained a fraudster who lured family savings from children

Murmansk police officers detained a fraudster who lured family savings from children

17 февраля 2023, 11:37
In one of the airports in Moscow, hot on the heels of the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Murmansk region, a 24-year-old Muscovite woman suspected of large-scale fraud against children from Murmansk was detained. The suspect confessed to participating in a fraudulent scheme, after which she was arrested.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the city of Murmansk received a message from a local resident about committing fraudulent actions against her family, after which an operational investigation team went to the place.

"The police found out that during the daytime, when the applicant's eight-year-old son was at home, a call from an unknown person came to the landline phone. During the conversation, the subscriber informed the child that his mother had been injured in a traffic accident and 500,000 rubles were needed to carry out a complex operation. Then the phone was picked up by a woman who was crying and asked to transfer all the savings of the family", - said Irina Volk, an official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

The child did not have any suspicions that he was being cheated, so he found money in one of the closets and took out his own savings from the piggy bank. He put all this in a box, as indicated by the caller. At that moment, his nine-year-old brother returned from school, who also talked to a stranger on the phone. They were told that the money should be left near the front door in the entrance, which they did. Later, an unknown person, who introduced herself as a courier, called the intercom and took the box.

Soon the children's mother called, because they did not call back after returning from school. The brothers were surprised by the cheerful voice of their mother and asked about her well-being after the operation. When the mother assured the children that everything was fine with her, they burst into tears and told about what had happened. Then the citizen called the police and immediately went home.

The operatives managed to figure out the identity of the courier, but by that time she had managed to leave the region, which in the end did not interfere with her detention.

"In hot pursuit," they detained the attacker at one of the airports in Moscow. A 24-year-old resident of the capital explained that she arrived in the Murmansk region in order to fulfill orders from unknown persons. Through one of the messengers, the suspect received addresses where it was necessary to collect money, and then transferred them to the bank accounts indicated to her", - said Irina Volk.

For her services, the malefactor kept part of the money for herself. A criminal case has been initiated against her under Part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation — Fraud on a large scale. 95 thousand rubles were seized from her, which law enforcement officers returned to the victims.

The malefactor is taken into custody. Investigative measures are being carried out to clarify other persons involved in the commission of the crime.