An organized group of fraudsters was caught

5 September 2013 15:58  4345366 046108
An organized group of fraudsters was caught

September 2, the Prosecutor of Transcarpathian region referred to the court the criminal proceeding on charges against four citizens who created a "bank" and have fraudulently lured money from 67 people for alleged loans. The organizer of the criminal group is currently wanted.

The four defendants were notified of suspision of the criminal offense under Part 4 of Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (fraud committed in a large scale or by organized group - punishable with imprisonment for a term of five to twelve years with confiscation of property), and one of them, which was the director of the company was notified of suspision of the criminal offenses under Part 2 of Article 205 (fictitious business) and Part 3 of Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (the legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime).

All five suspects, according to the court, were released on bail, the total amount of which is almost 1 million hryvnnias.    

As previously reported, the condition to receive a loan at this bank was the obligatory payment of the first installment (the sum dependent on the amount of the loan). In fact, after paying the money, people did not receive loans, and the contribution was not returned. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that each of the group members had their "role" in a criminal scheme. It was headed and controlled by a resident of Kyiv, who is hiding from the investigation and is in the wanted list.

Source - Press office of the Prosecutor of Transcarpathian region 

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