Suspicious bills were classified as fraud and a preliminary inquiry has been initiated (OFFICIAL)
Following the ispection, initiated by the prosecution office in Uzhgorod, the information about a fraud was registered in the Unified register of pre-trial investigations. Uzhgorod City Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Office in Transcarpathian region began pre-trial investigation of the criminal offense under Part 1 of Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Recall recently prosecutor's office in Uzhgorod became aware of the fact that the residents of the "Novy" neighbourhood had received questionable bills from the "Transcarpathian regional power generating group."
According to the bill, each apartment owner had to pay 9.85 UAH as a fee under the contract, which none of the residents in the neighbourhood had signed. The Prosecutor's Office in Uzhgorod initiated the check into this fact by Uzhgorod city police department. The deputy prosecutor of Uzhgorod Ivan Demyanchuk explains: "If any residents have already paid to the specified company, please refer to the police as soon as possible to register you as injured party for complete objective assessment of this fact." The course of the preliminary investigation is controlled by the prosecution of Uzhgorod.
Part 1 of Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - Fraud, appropriation of another person's property or the acquisition of the property by fraud or breach of trust - shall be punishable by a fine of up to fifty free minimum incomes, or community service for a period of up to two hundred forty hours, or corrective works for the term up to two years or restriction of liberty for up to three years.
Source - Press Office of Uzhgorod prosecution office