The Chief Accountant of Uzhgorod foundation was sentenced to 5 years in prison
By the Uzhgorod city and district court verdict, the chief accountant of the foundation was convicted of committing crimes under Part 4 of Art. 191, Part 1 of Art. 200, Part 1 of Art. 364-1 and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with deprivation of the right to occupy positions related to accounting for 2 years with confiscation of assets derived from crime and probation period for 2 years.
The above amount will be charged from the convict for the benefit of the charity fund with the obligation to pay all court costs.
The circumstances of the case:
June 15, 2012, Uzhgorod city prosecutors opened a criminal case against the chief accountant of Uzhgorod foundation over embezzlement, misappropriation or seizure of property by abuse of authority committed on a large scale, forgery of remittance documents, payment cards or other means of access to bank accounts, electronic money and the abuse of power or position.
Thus, the pre-trial investigation revealed that the Acting Chief Accountant of the foundation misused her official position and developed a mechanism for misappropriation of funds of the foundation.
The senior investigating prosecutor of Uzhgorod Ivan Deyak explained the mechanism by which the employee had appropriated significant funds, "The accountant misled the chairman of the foundation and illegally took possession of her key with which she formed electronic payment instruments, orders for accrual and payment of wages to herself, where each month from 2009 to 2012 she made false data on the size of the main and additional wages. Those orders were confirmed by the private key of the chairman of the foundation. She then sent them to bank to make payments to her personal account."